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Have Your Say on the People’s Charity at Airbourne 2018

Ace the Airbear at Eastbourne Airshow

 Airbourne organisers are calling 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.

Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and Families for Autism all reached the final three shortlist, after an overwhelming response from the general public saw hundreds of nominations, resulting in 28 applications from local charities.

Such is the difficult task ahead in identifying just one charity, that organisers Eastbourne Borough Council, are asking Airbourne fans to vote for their favourite over the next two weeks.

The ‘People’s Charity’ will join two other Rotary Club chosen charities in receiving a share of 30% of all Airbourne donations in 2018. 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.

Voting closes 11.59pm on Thursday 22 March. Please note only one vote per person. All votes must contatin full name, address and contact detail. Terms & Conditions apply.

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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