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March 27 2014

The President of the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George, Laurie Holland and Chairman Bob Peedle MBE recently visited the Newhaven Station of the National Coastwatch Institution to present a piece of useful computer equipment.

The Google Chrome Box will enhance the computer efficiency of the station and help with communications especially in emergencies. On duty at the station for the visit were volunteers Brian Clarke, Deputy Station Manager, and watch-keepers Charlie Swann and David Graham.

The gift was accepted by David Crozier, the acting Station Manager, who expressed his delight and gratitude at the generosity of the local branch of St George.

Branch Chairman, Bob Peedle, said: “For some years, branches of The Royal Society of St George have helped Coastwatch with gifts from time to time. NCI is a volunteer organisation whose members have to raise their own funds to keep the station running as well as pay their own personal expenses and buy their own uniforms. They perform a vital function to help ensure safety around our shores, not just for seafarers, but people on the shoreline and cliffs. It is a privilege to lend a hand to such a dedicated group of volunteers.”

Pictured: David Crozier, acting Station Manager (left) explains the role of Coastwatch to Laurie Holland, President of the Seahaven branch, The Royal Society of St George. David Graham (right) one of the watch keepers on duty helped to look after the visitors.