Firstly, thanks to the emergency services, 2/3s of the pier is still standing and secondly, the county is pulling together to support the pier owners and the many people whose businesses have been closed down by the fire.
You will appreciate that the jobs and businesses of many local residents are at risk and so the Chamber, with the support of the Town Team, the Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Friends of Eastbourne Pier, Eastbourne Can, Eastbourne Borough Council and Stephen Lloyd MP have created an "Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund" to help those businesses in limbo to survive, along with their staff.
The Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund has been created and is hashas haSmanaged by the not-for-profit Eastbourne UnLtd Chamber of Commerce has already raised over £6,500! If you would like to help:
- Donate on line via our NEW Just Giving page
(The previous page hit its target and was closed to release funds to set up the traders in new shops on the promenade
- Send a cheque payable to 'Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund' to The Chamber Office, 7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN.
- Call 01323 641144 to donate by credit card
- Make a BACS transfer as follows:
- Ref 'EPBF & your name'
- Sort code 40 20 06
- A/C number 92154501