LITTLEHAMPTON RNLI Lifeboat Station has received a welcome fundraising boost from CALA Homes thanks to the efforts of one of its volunteers.

Malcolm Somner, a sales consultant at CALA’s new Cresswell Park development in Angmering, regularly volunteers with the RNLI and is chairman of the Littlehampton and Arundel RNLI Fundraising Branch which also covers Bognor Regis and Angmering.

He recently presented the charity with a cheque for £400 thanks to match funding from CALA Homes.

Malcolm said: “I have been volunteering for Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station since 2009 doing everything from three to 20 hours per week depending on the season and what help is needed.

“I became chairman of the fundraising committee in 2010 and we organise all kinds of fundraising activities from street collections to black tie-events.

“My day job is working for CALA Homes and when they launched a match funding initiative last year I was delighted as it meant that my volunteering work could add even more value.

“The money we raise helps the RNLI continue their lifesaving work and goes towards things like training for the crew and maintenance on the lifeboats.

“I’m extremely grateful to CALA for supporting me.”

Nicki Dennis, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes South Home Counties, said: “We aim to help the communities in which we build.”