The People's Charity 2018 - Chestnut Tree House

The People's Charity 2020

The Airbourne People’s Charity is cleared for take-off once again as nominations open for this year’s good cause to benefit from important donations at Eastbourne International Airshow.

With over £90,000 donated to beneficiaries so far, one worthy charity could enjoy an airshow upgrade this year with a share of the donations and the promise of increased public appeal amongst the vast Airbourne audience.

Charity supporters can nominate their favourite good cause to join two other charities who will between them benefit from 30% of all donations at the show. All nominees will be invited to complete their own application in a bid to be chosen as The People’s Charity, to appear alongside two other good causes chosen by the Rotary Clubs of Sovereign Harbour and Hailsham.

Nominations have now closed.

Shortlisting will be announced on 24 February and voting closes 22 March.

Chaseley Trust

The Chaseley Trust
won the vote for the 'people's charity' at Airbourne in 2019 after winning the public vote.

The Chaseley Trust joined the Rotary charities of the Eastbourne Blind Society and Parkinson’s UK (Hailsham) chosen by members of the Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club and Hailsham Rotary Club.

The money raised at Airbourne in both the bucket collections and at the charity's in ouse events, will go some way towards the £115,000 cost of fully refurbishing the bathroom facilities, which are currently showing their age, with considerable wear and tear. These improvements will enable the Trust to provide better, more accessible and safer facilities for everyone, enhancing the overall experience of living at Chaseley, improving energy efficiency and allowing for easier cleaning and maintenance, therefore saving the charity money in the future.


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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About the Chaseley Trust

Supporting people in Eastbourne with significant disabilities for the past 74 years, the Chaseley Trust are proud of their high quality rehabilitation and care service which supports adults to enable them to live a full and active life.

Recently rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Chaseley specialises in providing person centred care and rehabilitation packages for people with brain; spinal cord injury and neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone.

As a charity, they rely on the generosity of the community. Each year they look to raise over £500,000 to fully support those who use their services and look to individuals and charitable organisations to help deliver the activities for which no Government or Local Authority funding is received.