Morris Men’s donation to Eastbourne Lifeboats
On Saturday 12th December, the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon was the host for the Long Man Morris Men wassail. During the evening the Bagman for the Long Man Morris Men presented a cheque to Eastbourne Lifeboats for £775.00
The donation was the culmination of the collections from last year's wassail and all of their collections at performances during December 2018. Bagman Martin Fellows-Poole presented the cheque to Eastbourne Lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer and Keith Stevens, Lifeboat Treasurer. The Longman Morris Men have been making donations to Eastbourne Lifeboats for several years and their continued support is very much appreciated.
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.