Beachy Head Lighthouse colouring competition

The Lighthouse colouring competition
The Lighthouse colouring competition

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to repaint the Beachy Head Lighthouse are running a children’s colouring competition in a bid to raise more money.

The competition is open to children up to the age of 10, costs £1 to enter and entry forms can be collected from the Gazette and Herald office in Lismore Road.

The picture has been drawn by cartoonist Peter Jones, who has thrown his support behind the campaign to raise enough money for the iconic red and white stripes to be repainted.

The competition is open until Friday, September 28, and the winning entry will have their picture framed by the Eastbourne Framing Centre in Terminus Road.

Campaigners have already raised more than £22,000 for the appeal since last October when it was launched by Keep the Stripes Facebook group, the Eastbourne Herald and Rotary AM.

Griff Rhys Jones, John Craven and local weatherman Michael Fish are backing the campaign and the paint which will be used has been donated by Crown Paints and Brewers in Eastbourne.

More than £2,000 has been donated in the last month which has been matched pound for pound by comedian Eddie Izzard and campaign organisers are hoping local people will now dig deep to help them reach their target.