An SOS fish and chip supper was held recently at the Inn on the Park at Deanland Wood Park to help raise funds for Eastbourne RNLI’s new lifeboat appeal

Organised by Frank Wellbelove and fellow supporters of Eastbourne lifeboats the event raised £1000 towards the appeal. This latest contribution brings the total that Frank and his friends have collected to £5000. Mr Wellbelove along with his wife has supported the RNLI as a governor for 30 years and has been regularly raising around £250 per month with their weekly raffles.


The latest cheque was presented to Operations Manager Paul Metcalfe along with Coxswain Mark Sawyer and other members of the crew at the allweather lifeboat station. Frank was thanked for his continued support in what was a significant week for Eastbourne lifeboats in which their new lifeboat was placed in the water for the very first time at the Babcock shipyard in Plymouth.