The Master of the Chatsworth Masonic Lodge 9053 has raised £700 for his two chosen charities during his year of office and donated £350 to Eastbourne Lifeboats.
Alfred Stanley, known to all his friends as Stan, hosted a number of events during his term of office with any profits going to his two chosen charities, Eastbourne lifeboats and the local hospice. Stan visited the all-weather lifeboat station on Sunday to meet the crew and present a cheque to Operations Manager Carl Pocock and Chair of the fundraising committee Jill Scott-Taggart.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.