Stagecoach donation to Eastbourne lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Local bus operator Stagecoach continues to support Eastbourne lifeboats with another donation.

Stagecoach management team present cheque to Eastbourne lifeboats

RNLI/Bob Jeffery


Eastbourne lifeboats have recently welcomed members of the Stagecoach management team to the station to accept a donation of £810.25. The money was raised at various events such as the special service which operated over the Christmas period shuttling passengers aboard a vintage bus to and from Eastbourne shopping centre. Pictured aboard the all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee are (from left) Ian Stringer, Stagecoach Service Manager and Deputy second lifeboat Coxswain, Garth Porrell specialist vintage bus driver, Krystian Kaczala General Manager and Lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer.

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.