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Applications are now being accepted from traders who want cash from the Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund and money set aside by the government.

Eastbourne residents have so far given around £4,500 to the fund, which was set up after the fire to help traders who were badly affected.

Many kiosk and store owners were unable to obtain insurance for their premises.

While the council has been working hard to re-locate businesses and provide space for temporary stalls, many risk missing out on trade at what is the busiest times of the year.

The fund is being used to help cases of genuine hardship for businesses affected by the blaze.

3VA, which comprises of representatives from the public, private, voluntary and community services will be awarding money from the fund to deserving cases.

The fund is managed by Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce.

To donate visit www,eastbourneunltd.co.uk or call 01323641144.

Cheques can be sent to: The Chamber Office, 7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 4PN and made payable to Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund.