Eastbourne Post Office RNLI fundraiser is just the ticket

Lifeboats News Release

The Post Office on Seaside in Eastbourne is holding a raffle in aid of the RNLI with tickets available from August 23. The raffle will be drawn on August 28.

The Eastbourne Lifeboat (stock photo)

RNLI/Pete Abel

The Eastbourne Lifeboat (stock photo)
Several local businesses have donated prizes already, including vouchers for haircuts and meat from a local butcher. As well as the raffle there will be a section of the shop set aside with a display to highlight the work of the RNLI.

'We had been discussing holding a fundraiser with the staff and the RNLI immediately came to mind, especially this year when the beaches are likely to be busier than ever with people planning staycations, which could led to the RNLI's lifeboats being busier as well.' said Paul Money, postmaster at the Seaside Post Office.

Media Contacts:

Daniel Baldock, Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (07895) 369688 Daniel_Baldock@rnli.org.uk

Craig Robinson, Eastbourne RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer (07956) 638924

Paul Dunt, RNLI Regional Media Officer London London and South East (07785) 296252 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

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