Eastbourne clothing company helps RNLI volunteers save lives at sea

Eastbourne workwear and outdoor clothing company Urban Industry have presented Eastbourne RNLI with a cheque for £3500 to help the volunteer crew continue saving lives at sea.

Eastbourne RNLI with a cheque for £3500

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In September they chose the RNLI as the beneficiary of their fundraising campaign. They joined with Parlez, a clothing company based in Bristol to produce a range of clothing to support the RNLI.

Daniel King of Urban Industry Eastbourne donated 100% of the profit made from the sale of the items to Eastbourne RNLI as it is his local station. The cheque was presented to Coxswain Mark Sawyer and some of the crew at the all-weather lifeboat station in the harbour.

Mark said:  ‘We are extremely grateful to receive this amazing donation from Urban Industry. The RNLI is entirely dependent on donations from the public to keep our lifeboats afloat so this money will go directly to helping us continue to save lives at sea’.

In presenting this cheque Daniel said ‘It’s been a pleasure and hopes that Urban Industry are able to support Eastbourne RNLI again in the near future.’

Photos:

Photos attached showing the cheque being presented to the RNLI Eastbourne volunteers by Daniel King of Urban Industry. Eastbourne Coxswain Mark Sawyer is to the right of Mr King.

Media Contacts:

  • Daniel Baldock, Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (07895) 369688 [email protected]
  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Regional Media Officer London London and South East (07785) 296252 [email protected]
Eastbourne Coxswain Mark Sawyer accepting cheque from Mr King

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