Flag Week raises £4,000 for RNLI in Newhaven

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FLAG WEEK raised more than £4,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution thanks to the generosity of members of the public.

Collections were held from August 22 to 27 at Sainsbury’s Newhaven, Co-op Newhaven, Co-op Newhaven, Lidl in Newhaven and Paradise Park.

House to house collections were also held in Telscombe and Piddinghoe.

Flag week organiser for Newhaven and District Lifeboat Society Derek Payne said he was pleased with the amount raised and thankful to those who donated especially with the current financial situation.

He said: “Bearing in the mind the economic climate locally the total we raised this year is pretty good.

“It’s a fraction down on last year.”

In total the charity raised £4,280.

Derek said he wanted to thank everyone who had donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Insitution cause.