The Queen has said thank you to an Eastbourne charity.

Here’s the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team: “It was a huge privilege for us to receive a thank you from Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of our exceptional work and continued service at Beachy Head throughout the past year of lockdowns.

The thank you was personally delivered to the team by John Smith, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex.”

What does the Team do?

“We are a valued search and rescue charity that seeks to save lives at Beachy Head, East Sussex.

We patrol on foot and by car and respond to emergency calls locating anyone at risk.

Using our skills in crisis intervention we offer supportive listening, to start a dialogue and to encourage more hopeful solutions than suicide.

We work alongside local services helping people to access support. All our chaplains are Christians and are members of local churches.”