The RNLI is asking for people to share their stories of being saved to mark the service’s 200th anniversary.

The charity, whose volunteers have saved lives at sea since 1824, is urging people who have been rescued by the Newhaven Lifeboat to get in touch.

The RNLI has a varied programme of events planned throughout the year to mark the milestone, with each of its 238 lifeboat stations organising local celebration plans.

Nick Gentry, navigator mechanic and currently Newhaven’s longest-serving volunteer crew member, said: “Our location provides an enormous variety of shouts for the Newhaven crew, from vessels in danger in the Channel to pleasure craft or walkers in difficulty along the coast.

“It is the human factor that stays with us and keeps us doing what we do. The relief in someone's eyes, knowing that they will return home.”

Newhaven RNLI would like to hear from people whose lives have been touched by a rescue.

Anyone who has a story to share, from a recent rescue to one many decades ago, is urged to email