Cheque presentation off Beachy Head aboard ‘Diamond Jubilee’

Long term supporters Jerome and Carol Farrow braved the elements and joined the crew of Eastbourne all weather lifeboat on exercise this weekend and took the opportunity of presenting another cheque to the new lifeboat appeal. 

Jerome and Carol, owners of the Marine Parade Hotel on Eastbourne seafront have been regularly raising funds for Eastbourne lifeboats over many years. This latest donation of £2619 brings their total to well over £12,000 and was presented aboard Diamond Jubilee off Beachy Head on Sunday morning. Despite the overcast conditions the couple had an exciting trip up to the Beachy Head lighthouse and were thrilled to have the chance to helm the £2.7 million lifeboat.

Gratefully accepting the cheque on behalf of Eastbourne lifeboats, Lifeboat Management Group Chairman Dr Colin McKee said that supporters like Jerome and Carol ensure the crew put to sea with the best possible equipment and can continue in their mission to save lives at sea.