Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club has recently donated £816 to the volunteer crew of Eastbourne Lifeboats following their successful raffle which was held during the summer regatta.  

The headline prize in the raffle was a fine art print of an artwork depicting Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee by Martin Sutton which had been signed by members of the lifeboat crew. Local artist and fine art dealer Neil Buchanan had the print framed and also sourced the other prizes. With The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex drawing the winning ticket, held by Shaun Sillance, the whole event proved immensely popular.

Pictured are Neil Buchanan (centre) and Yacht Club commodore Dickie Bird (left) presenting the cheque to Jill Scott-Taggart, chair of the lifeboat fundraising group, along with members of the volunteer crew.