Tee shirts and Christmas Carols for Eastbourne lifeboats
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
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.
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, in a normal year, 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.