THERE have been lots of requests on how can people donate directly to the Newhaven or Eastbourne Lifeboat following the weekend sea tragedy off Newhaven.

The RNLI have confirmed the following official links and also a link to the national Christmas appeal.https://www.justgiving.com/…/RNLI-Newhaven-Lifeboat…https://www.justgiving.com/…/RNLIEastbourne…

Alternatively, people can donate to the RNLI’s Christmas Appeal at RNLI.org/Xmas

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea.

Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts.

The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands.

The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.