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Sponsored beach clean in support of RNLI

A local decorating company is to hold a sponsored beach clean this Sunday in aid of Hastings Lifeboat Station, as the Hastings branch of the RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution – reports.

On Sunday 8 July staff from Brewers Decorator Centres in Hastings, along with their families and customers, will be holding a beach clean at Rock-a-Nore beach between 9.30am and 11.30am, to coincide with low tide, and will also be collecting money for the RNLI at the same time.

The company has already raised £500 for Hastings RNLI lifeboat station and hopes to increase this total. It’s hoped that the crew of Hasting’s inshore lifeboat, which will be exercising in the area, will also be able to pay a visit and meet the team and thank them for their support.

Joining the clean-up will be a pair of local RNLI lifeguards, including lifeguard supervisor Hugh Richardson, who commented: “As a regular beach user and the fact that this is my place of work, there is a lot of litter left on the beach around this area. This is a fantastic occasion to unite the local community, RNLI lifeboat crew and RNLI lifeguards.”

Brewers Hastings branch manager Mandy Verrall said: “Living and working in a coastal town, we really appreciate the sense of safety the local RNLI Lifeboat Station provides so that we can enjoy the sea at its best.

“Brewers Hastings is located just off the seafront and so it plays a big part in our lives. We really wanted to do something that would help the local community, increase awareness of keeping our beaches clean and raise money for such a worthwhile charity. We came up with The Big Brewers Beach Clean just in time to enjoy the beach this summer!”

RNLI community fundraising manager Ellie Wood said: “We are very grateful to the company for being involved in the beach clean event, not only is this a great opportunity to support the lifeboat station, it also helps to raise awareness of the litter issues that our beaches and seas are facing.”


You can support the initiative by donating here.

Posted 09:04 Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 In: Grassroots

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