Tee shirts and Christmas Carols for Eastbourne lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Eastbourne based streetwear suppliers Urban Industry have donated £1000 to Eastbourne Lifeboats to mark their association with Helly Hansen who have recently won the contract to supply clothing to the RNLI

Cheque presentation aboard Diamond Jubilee

RNLI/Bob Jeffery

Danial and Victoria King present cheque to Eastbourne Lifeboats

The money was raised from profits made from the sale of a custom designed tee shirt featuring a map of the area served by the volunteer crew of Eastbourne lifeboat. Company directors Daniel and Victoria King presented the cheque to Lifeboat Treasurer Keith Stevens aboard Diamond Jubilee.

The ever popular Carols with the Crew took place on Sunday afternoon with hundreds of supporters enjoying the sunshine and music supplied by members of the Lewes Glynde and Beddingham brass band. DiLieto’s coffee lounge generously supplied coffee and mince pies. A staggering total £710.51 was placed in the collection buckets.

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