Eastbourne Post Office raffle raises over £500 for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The post office on Seaside Road, Eastbourne held a fundraising raffle to raise vital funds for Eastbourne RNLI. The draw was made on Saturday morning 28 August by Keith Stevens, treasurer of the Eastbourne RNLI and Paul Money, the manager of the post office branch

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Paul Money and Keith Stevens about to draw the rafle

The money raised will go towards the vital lifesaving work of the RNLI in the area. Eastbourne is one of the busiest stations in the south east and has already launched over 110 times in 2021.

The prizes donated were, a £40 shopping voucher donated by Paul Money, a £20 meat voucher donated by R + B Butchers, a £25 dry cleaning voucher from Fibrecare and two prizes of a free haircut from Squires 3 Barbers.

‘We are extremely grateful for the donations made by all the local businesses and to everyone who bought a ticket to support the raffle.’ Keith Stevens said before drawing the first ticket of the raffle.’

Media Contacts:

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

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

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Paul Money, Keith Stevens and Sue Land outside the post office

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