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Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats benefits from town's half marathon

Lifeboats News Release

Mike Reid of Reid & Dean Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, sponsors of Eastbourne Half Marathon, visited Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat Station recently to present a cheque for £1,000 which had been raised during this year’s event.

Mike Reid presents the cheque to Eastbourne RNLI

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Mike Reid presents the cheque to Eastbourne RNLI

Mike was given a conducted tour of Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee before he presented the cheque to Lifeboat Operations Manager Carl Pocock and volunteer lifeboat crew members Dave Needham and Dean Parker.

Eastbourne lifeboats were one of four local charities to benefit from this popular event which attracts hundreds of runners of all abilities. Organisers are hoping the 2017 event (entries are already being accepted) will break the 2000 entry barrier.

Notes to editors

Eastbourne has celebrated over 185 years as a lifeboat station and currently operates an all-weather Tamar Class lifeboat ‘Diamond Jubilee’ and an inshore D-Class lifeboat ‘Laurence and Percy Hobbs’.

RNLI media contacts For more information please contact

Bob Jeffery, Eastbourne RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07802 878017 LPObob@btinternet.com

Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 tim_ash@rnli.org.uk for enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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