Volunteers help at the Bonfire procession

Eastbourne Bonfire Society. Torchlight parade from Fishermans Green to the Wish Tower for a bonfire and fireworks October 6th 2012 E41109N

Eastbourne Bonfire Society. Torchlight parade from Fishermans Green to the Wish Tower for a bonfire and fireworks October 6th 2012 E41109N

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Matthew 25 Mission, a charity working with some of Eastbourne’s most vulnerable people, contributed nine volunteers to help marshal the weekend’s bonfire procession in the town.

The organisation, based at Brodie Hall on Seaside Road, is run for the community, by the community.

They provide a listening ear and sympathetic pastoral with information and advice as well as the provision of food, clothing and basic necessities.

A spokesperson for the charity said, “An organisation like our is dependent on the generosity of the local community and it can seem that the flow is one way.

“We have been involved with Eastbourne Bonfire Society for two years now.

“Last year we were one of their charities and this year the M25 band has played at a number of their events.

“Such events are really important as they help build self-esteem for some very vulnerable people.

“It’s a two-way street. Both groups benefit.

“When Eastbourne Bonfire Society asked for help with the marshalling for last weekend’s event, we were delighted to help.”

If you would like to learn more about the valuable work done at Matthew 25 Mission, drop in to Brodie Hall, 198 Seaside Road, or email matt25mission@gmail.com