The People's Charity 2018 - Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House Revealed as the People’s Choice

Ace the Airbear at Eastbourne Airshow

Airbourne organisers called on the public to have their say on which one of three charities should be picked as the ‘People’s Charity’ at this year’s Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow.

Chestnut Tree House has been revealed as the ‘People’s Charity’ at Airbourne 2018, after an overwhelming response which saw almost 4,000 people take part in the public vote.

The Sussex based charity will be one of three chosen charities assisting in the daily bucket collections at this year’s airshow, between them receiving a share of 30% of all donations at the 2018 event.

Chestnut Tree House now joins the Rotary charities of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Charlie’s Challenge, chosen by members of the Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club and Hailsham Rotary Club. Both clubs manage the collection with over 200 buckets out and about across the town during the four days of the airshow.

We’ll be working hard in partnership with the charities and the Rotary Clubs to ensure buckets are brimming with donations throughout the airshow. The success of the bucket collection is vital in maintaining a lively flying programme and also keeping Airbourne free!”

The bucket collection has become integral in securing a vibrant flying programme at the airshow, with 70% of donations helping to fund the flying displays and the remaining 30% of donations being split between three local charities, all of whom support the show with volunteer collectors.

Past donations have funded key headline displays such as the Vulcan, F-16 and B-17 ‘Sally B’, whilst also raising over £60,000 for good causes to date.

Donations Keep Airbourne Flying High

The annual Airbourne bucket collection, organised by Steve Newman and Mike Barlow of Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club, and the Rotary Clubs of Hailsham, is a mammoth project each year with over 200 buckets out and about across the town during the four days of the airshow.

The bucket collection has become integral in securing both the future of the airshow and keeping entry free, with 70% of donations helping to fund the flying displays. The remaining 30% of donations are split between three local charities, all of whom support the show with volunteer collectors.

Donate Now