NEXT Friday (August 26) is the day when people in the town are being encouraged to wear purple to raise money for the baby son of a soldier killed in combat.
Wear Purple for our Para is being spearheaded by Eastbourne’s mayor Carolyn Heaps to raise money for little Logan Prior whose father Daniel died earlier this year in Afhghanistan. His parents live in Eastbourne and he is buried in the town.
Residents and workers are being asked to wear purple in exchange for a £1 donation to the Pound for our Para Appeal and it is hoped employers and organisations will allow staff to come in dressed in something purple.
Donations can be taken to Eastbourne Town Hall and the mayor will also be out collecting during the day.
Earlier this year the mayor did a parachute jump for the appeal.
*In last week’s Herald report on the day we incorrectly stated purple was the colour of the Para’s beret. It is maroon and we apologise for any distress this caused.