On 15th January 2013 the Chairman of RNLI Forest Row Branch, Thelma Manning, presented a cheque for £5,893 to Martin Rudwick, Coxswain, for the Selsey Lifeboat Shannon Appeal.
The funds were raised at a concert in September by the East Sussex Youth Orchestra who presented an enthralling programme of music within the spectacular venue of Arundel Cathedral. Martin Rudwick, Max Gilligan, Geoff Mellett and Dave Lamdin represented Selsey Lifeboat crew at the concert.
Highlights of the concert included Weber's Overture to Oberon, Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4. Special guest was Laura van der Heijden - the BBC's Young Musician of the Year for 2012.
The orchestra was conducted by Colin Metters, a resident of Selsey, and Director of Conducting Studies at the Royal College of Music. Colin accompanied Thelma at the presentation of the cheque.
A fantastic amount!! Thank you Forest Row Branch!!
(Article written by Colvin Rae, Branch Chairman, Selsey Lifeboat)