Rotarians help rescue boat service

Brion Purdey, president of Hastings Rotary Club, by the Pett Level Rescue Boat

Brion Purdey, president of Hastings Rotary Club, by the Pett Level Rescue Boat

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GENEROUS Rotarians have donated hundreds of pounds to a rescue service.

The Rotary Club of Hastings handed more than £500 to volunteers at Pett Level Rescue Boat. The service is entirely run by volunteers, crew and helpers with an age group ranging from 15 to 70 years old. They arrange around 16 events a year for fundraising, and, as a rescue boat, they get called upon by the Coastguard and the RNLI. On many occasions they have rescued people who have got caught up in the tide.

Pett Level Rescue Boat has started a campaign to build a boathouse to accommodate its launch vehicle and a boat. Wencke Georgiadis, spokesman for the Rotary Club of Hastings, said: “We are happy to support their fundraising appeal. Many of the volunteers showed us around their present boathouse and told us of their plans.”