Stagecoach donates to Eastbourne Lifeboats
Local bus operator Stagecoach made a special excursion to Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat station today in order to present a cheque for £300
The vintage 1952 bus, driven by specialist driver Garth Porrell, arrived at RNLI Eastbourne lifeboat station on Sovereign Harbour exactly on time. On board was Operations Manager Krystian Kaczala proudly carrying a donation of £300 which had been raised over the Christmas holidays by offering short tours around Eastbourne for just £1 per trip. All profits were donated to two charities. Coxswain Mark Sawyer accepted the cheque on behalf of Eastbourne Lifeboats.
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.