Artist donates work for Eastbourne Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

A prize draw organized by the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club in aid of the Eastbourne RNLI was held over the August bank holiday weekend as part of the 'Celebration of Land and Sea' event.

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First prize was a magnificent picture of the Eastbourne lifeboat shown at full throttle off Beachy Head. A giclee print was created from the acrylic original which was painted by Martin Sutton.

The print was signed by 19 members of the crew together with the artist and then mounted and framed, making it a unique prize.

The presentation in the SHYC club house took place on Monday 26th August, the recipient being Kevin Huggett, a member of the yacht club.

Neil Buchanan of the SHYC, who had initiated the draw, was delighted to hand over the sum of £548 to Lifeboat Treasurer Keith Stevens.

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