Eastbourne lifeboats were pleased to welcome Senior Lecturer Dr Michael Williams and student Katharina Burger to the station last night to accept a cheque for £823.69 which had been raised by International Event Management students at Brighton University  

As part of their syllabus the students organised several events including a fashion show, a pirate themed ball, an art exhibition and several quiz nights with all profits being donated to charity. All events took place in May 2017 and were attended by a mix of members of the local community and School of Sports and Service Management students. Accepting the cheque on behalf of Eastbourne lifeboats Operations Manager Carl Pocock thanked the students for their excellent work and said the money would go towards equipping new volunteers with the specialist equipment they need to continue the station’s committed mission of saving lives at sea.