FREEMASONS have handed over £1,000 to Eastbourne’s new lifeboat appeal.
Sutton-based Masonic Lodge 6245 donated the money which was raised in memory of John Stevens by his friends and colleagues after he lost his battle with cancer in 2009.
John and his wife Olive regularly travelled to Eastbourne and had always admired the work of the RNLI and made the Lifeboat Museum on the seafront one of their regular stopping points whilst enjoying the sea air.
The contribution toward the town’s new Tamar class all weather lifeboat was considered to be a fitting tribute to mark John’s passing.
The cheque presentation took place after the Sunday crew meeting at the all-weather lifeboat station on Sovereign Harbour where senior lodge members handed over the cheque to members of the volunteer crew.