Model boat builders’ support for Eastbourne Lifeboats

Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club have shown their support for the town's lifeboat crew
Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club have shown their support for the town's lifeboat crew

Members of an Eastbourne boat-modelling group showed their continued support for Eastbourne lifeboats at the weekend when they donated more than £700 to the organisation.

The cheque for £705 was presented to operations manager Carl Pocock by members of Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club on Sunday.

The money was raised at a recent auction of members’ model boats and was one of many donations made by the group to the lifeboat crew over the last few years, a spokesperson said.

The event at the all-weather lifeboat station had cakes and scones baked by Jill Scott-Taggart. Money will go towards specialist equipment for new crew members, according to a spokesperson for Eastbourne Lifeboats.