Eastbourne lifeboats were pleased to welcome local MP Stephen Lloyd to the station yesterday to meet the crew and tour our all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee. 

Stephen met Coxswain Mark Sawyer and his volunteer crew and then joined them on a training exercise to Birling Gap. Mr Lloyd later said, “It was an absolute pleasure to go out with Eastbourne RNLI on Sunday. The boat really is absolutely stunning and with 39 calls outs already this year (including the inshore lifeboat this figure is 103), it needs to be!”

He added: Thank you coxswain Mark and all the team for making me so welcome. I am enormously proud to represent a town like Eastbourne, which values its lifeboat service the way we do.”