Students donate funds to Eastbourne RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew
Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat crew were pleased to welcome Senior Lecturer Dr Michael Williams and student Katharina Burger to the station on Thursday 27 July to accept a cheque for £823 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 RNLI, Lifeboat 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.
Eastbourne has celebrated over 185 years as a lifeboat station and currently operates an all-weather Tamar Class lifeboat Diamond Jubilee and an inshore D-class lifeboat Laurence and Percy Hobbs.
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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