Open Day 22 also came with an extra visitor – local business man Darren McCarthy – with an extra boost to our FUNdraising efforts! 

Darren came down to enjoy our 2022 Open Day fundraiser event , but made it extra enjoyable for us by presenting our charity with a cheque for £400. Like everyone else, individuals, families, homes, businesses and charities, we’re all facing all manner of rising costs, so this cheque brings a very welcome boost towards our ongoing costs and the funds we need annually for training and vital equipment updates. 

community support from Battle Abbey Chapter, Rose Croix 817

Darren was delivering this donation on behalf of himself and his community-minded colleagues at the Battle Abbey Chapter, Rose Croix No 817.

    Handing over the cheque, Darren told us: “We’re pleased to help our community charities and causes.” 

    Regular followers of our blog may remember Darren who, with his Masonic colleagues,  kindly supported us in 2020, when the pandemic meant an urgent requirement for PPE and enhanced cleaning and sanitising, which was adding to the strain on our costs. Back then the photo was socially distanced (as shown below) so it was great for Kev to finally be able to shake Darren’s hand to thank him and his Chapter for the donation this time around.

    support our charity

    Our charity trustees and volunteers are grateful for this support,

    thank you so much to Darren & colleagues.

    Whilst you’re here …

    As an independent rescue service, we are run by volunteers and fundraise to buy all of our own equipment and to pay our considerable running costs. Since the pandemic began, these costs have risen to over £10,000 a year.

    If you like the work we do and would like to support us, your donation would really be appreciated and would, ultimately, help us to help those in danger on our local coastline.

    Thank you so much, from the volunteers at Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat.