Thanks to Emilia and Vivien!

It’s always a pleasant surprise when Emilia Belchamber aged 13 from Surbiton and her Aunt Vivien White, pop in to our lifeboat station and present us with a donation each year.

This year they raised a staggering £1150 and the previous year was £808.62.

Since they started in 2018, they have raised £2658.62, this has been done by selling handmade jewellery out of tumbled beach glass & shells as well as painted pebbles and wind chimes.

This has all been done from their beach hut on Shanklin Hope beach, and now a few other huts and friends are helping making items for their stall.

Mark Birch operations manager said “I am always so delighted to see Emilia and Vivien each year and their support goes a long way. We are amazed how many wonderful things they make, and all their thoughtfulness and hard work.”