Frances 80th Birthday

Many congratulations to Frances Garrad who celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year. Frances has been a member of Worthing Town Lifesaving Club for many years.  She also invites Horsham Life Saving Club to her house during the summer so that they can use the beach behind her house for the Survive & Save Beach strand. Frances celebrated her birthday at Donatello’s in Brighton with friends who had an amazing cake made for her!

RLSS Sussex Branch Dinner

On Saturday 10th November we held our RLSS Sussex Branch Dinner. This has been an annual event since we had a dinner to celebrate 125 of the RLSS UK in 2016. We met at the White Hart Hotel in Lewes for a formal 3 course dinner. A good night was had by every one that attended.

Centenary Award

At Our Sussex Branch Dinner Saturday night, the Centenary Award was presented to Lee Wright and Robin Akers by John Stainer. Thank you both for your work within the Sussex Branch.

Sussex Branch Dinner

All Members are invited to our Sussex Branch Dinner to be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at The White Hart, Lewes. Only £30 per person for 3 courses! Full Details

Diprose Award – 2017

This award is presented annually by RLSS Sussex Branch to a Branch Member who has continually made a notable contribution to their Club and to Sussex Branch over a number of years. Submissions must be received by me, Branch Secretary, Di Cooke, by 9am Friday 2nd March 2018. The presentation will take place at the AGM.

Centenary Award – 2017

This award is presented annually by RLSS Sussex Branch to members of the Branch who have given outstanding service and / or contribution over a number of years. Submissions must be received by me, Branch Secretary, Di Cooke, by 9am Friday 2nd March 2018. The presentation will take place at the AGM.

Duke of Norfolk Trophy – 2017

Clubs are reminded to submit their ‘Duke of Norfolk (DON) points’ to Di by email immediately if they haven’t done so already. Submissions must be received by me, Branch Secretary, Di Cooke, by 9am Friday 2nd March 2018. The presentation will take place at the AGM. Downloads: Spreadsheet – Complete the light grey colored cells. The totals will automatically be calculated. PDF – Complete the light grey colored cells you will have to calculate the totals manually

Safeguarding Course

Ths Safeguarding course with RLSS Certification of attendance is for all Club Welfare Officers and any TA’s or Instructors or other Active Officers within Sussex that may wish to attend. The course will follow our AGM on 24th March, starting at 11.30, lasting 3 hours with a short break in which time I would like to think those there would support the residents canteen by buying some food from it. The day should be finished by 15.00. I will need to have an idea of numbers so please book your place by 14th of March.  I may be sending course information out in advance. Bookings are now closed for this course.

RLSS Sussex Branch AGM 2018

This year our AGM will be on 24th March at 10am at University of Sussex, Bramber House/Refectory Rd, Brighton BN1 9QU. Our new Community Drowning Prevention Coordinator Hannah Wgiggins-Bettles will be joining us, so come and introduce yourself. The AGM will be followed by a free Safeguarding course with RLSS Certification of attendance for all Club Welfare Officers and any TA’s or Instructors or other Active Officers within Sussex that may wish to attend.