High Sheriff visits Eastbourne Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Eastbourne RNLI was pleased to welcome the High Sheriff of East Sussex to the all-weather lifeboat station last week.

The High Sheriff of East Sussex with husband Tim pose with ALB crew

RNLI/Bob Jeffery

The High Sheriff with some of the crew
The current High Sheriff, Violet Hancock accompanied by husband Tim, visited Eastbourne lifeboats recently to meet the volunteer crew and to learn more about the lifesaving work they carry out. Following a tour of the station they were invited aboard Diamond Jubilee for a training exercise.

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