The People's Charity 2018 - Chestnut Tree House

Airbourne People's Charity Nominations Are Cleared for Take Off!

Ace the Airbear at Eastbourne Airshow

Following on from its inaugural success in 2018, nominations are once again open for the you to nominate your favourite good cause to become ‘The People’s Charity’ at the 2019 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow.

Supporters can nominate their favourite charities now, with all nominees then invited to complete their own application in a bid to be chosen as ‘The People’s Charity’. The selected charity will appear at the show alongside two other good causes chosen by the Rotary Clubs of Sovereign Harbour and Hailsham.

All nominations for 2019 must be received by 18 February, and then, following a shortlisting process, the final three charities will be announced and the public vote opened.

Last year saw Chestnut Tree House named as the people’s choice after almost 4,000 people took part in the vote, with many of their volunteers helping to collect money at the airshow bucket collections each day.

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.

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