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Harvest Home auction organisers present £2,620 to Rye Harbour and Hastings RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Peter Drew, Chairman of the New Beach Club Harvest Home committee, presented cheques for £1310 to the crews of both the Rye Harbour and Hastings RNLI lifeboats at the New Beach Club, Pett Level, on Friday night (27 October).

Peter Drew and members of the Rye Harbour crew with their cheque. From left to right Tony Peters, Natalie Arter, Alissia Matthews and Joe Brown

RNLI/Stephen Griffin

Peter Drew and the Rye Harbour crew

The 66th annual Harvest Home auction, which was held on Saturday 30 August, raised a record amount of money for our local lifeboat crews who are extremely grateful to everyone who gave their time, effort, donations and support to this event.

Tony Peters accepted the cheque on behalf of Rye Harbour and Sloane Phillips for Hastings. Both of these experienced crew members made acceptance speeches in front of a packed audience, which included several crew members and supporters from both stations and Joe Brown, from Rye Harbour lifeboat station, who worked hard as one of the auctioneers on the night.

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Notes to editors

  • Photo – Steve Griffin, Rye Harbour RNLI Press Officer

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Sloane Phillips, Peter Drew and Tony Peters

RNLI/Stephen Griffin

Peter Drew Presents cheques to Sloane Phillips, Hastings lifeboat crew and Tony Peters, Rye Harbour crew

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The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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