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