Shoreham Lifeboat has launched a £1 million appeal towards the cost of building a new lifeboat station.

Shoreham Lifeboat has launched a £1 million appeal towards the cost of building a new lifeboat station. The new, purpose-built facility will replace the present boathouse, which has stood on the site since 1933, and will enable the station to operate the first Tamar class lifeboat to be stationed on the south coast.

The total cost of building the new station and the 16m lifeboat is expected to be in the region of £6 million, with a projected in-service date of 2010. Speaking during the appeal’s launch at Sussex Yacht Club, Coxswain Peter Huxtable urged people to help to give the Shoreham lifeboat crew the facilities and equipment they need. “The reward of a first-class lifeboat station is priceless,” he said.