MEMBERS of the kitesurfing community turned out to thank those who keep them safe in the water at a ceremony on Lancing beach on Saturday.
Dan Charlish, founder of the charity Snow Camp and organiser of the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, presented a cheque for £10,000 to members of the RNLI.
The Kitesurfing Armada was a successful world record attempt that finished on Lancing beach in September, and raised more than £70,000 for a range of charities, including the RNLI.
Dan said: “It’s such a brilliant charity for kitesurfers. Most of us have been rescued at some time or another, and it’s great to be able to give them something back.”
RNLI fundraising manager and crew member Pete Tarrant said: “We couldn’t do what we do without the kind donations of generous people like this. £10,000 will go a long way.”
Pete thanked the Armada for its support.