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Eastbourne Marina Staff Go The Extra Mile


Sovereign Harbour Marina is proud of the commitment its team members are showing not only in their day to day marina lives but also in supporting their local community through these challenging times. 

Duty Manager, Kim Rees, is going the extra mile by selflessly volunteering her time and resources to drive medical supplies to and from the local hospital; delivering vital prescriptions and food parcels to help support the NHS staff and keyworkers, whilst still working full time at the marina.

David Sawyer is a full time lock keeper at Sovereign Harbour Marina and has been a volunteer for Eastbourne RNLI for over four years. The RNLI crews and volunteers are still working hard to ensure that commercial and fishing crews working out on the water are safe. 

David said “My experience on the lifeboat can be hard at times due to the weather and the sea conditions and I even sometimes get sea sick in rough weather, but once we get back to the harbour knowing people and crew are safe, it’s very rewarding. I do enjoy being on the lifeboat and like all RNLI crew members, I’m proud to be a part of it.”

David’s role as an RNLI volunteer is to crew for the Tamar class lifeboat and the ILB D class lifeboat, preparing the lines, fenders and the anchor for veering. David also prepares the Jason cradle, ready to retrieve a casualty or man-over-board and make sure they receive medical attention.

A huge thank you and congratulations to both these staff members for giving up their spare time to help the vulnerable in the wider community.