Donation will help Bexhillyoungsters learn life-saving

Bexhill Surf Lifesaving Club will be able to buy equipment and provide more pool sessions thanks to a generous donation from a local law firm.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 12:02 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:08 am
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Stephen Rimmer LLP Solicitors presented a cheque for £1052 to the club.

It will fund 12 winter pool sessions as well as providing 20 life-saving jackets.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Huge thanks to Stephen Rimmer LLP who have very generously donated much needed funds to the Bexhill Surf Lifesaving Club so that we can buy necessary equipment to allow these dedicated youngsters the chance to make a real difference, keep themselves and others safe in the water and to come together and have a whole lot of fun.

“Following a number of very sad events this summer at local beaches it has become even more prominent that vital that lifesaving and water safety skills must be taught and passed on to as many young people as possible.

“We would love to get Bexhill’s businesses and local community behind this fantastic club.

“Come on down to see us on Sunday’s at the Sovereign Light Cafe from 12-1 we will be training in the sea until December.

Bob Bastion, from Stephen Rimmer, said: “As a local firm we feel that Bexhill Surf Lifesaving Club are doing a wonderful job in ensuring that our young people are given life skills to be in a position to save swimmers in distress.

“In view of this we have decided to present the club with a cheque for £1,052.”

The cheque was presented by one of the Partners, John Stebbing. John is a Bexhill resident and belongs to the local sailing club.

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