Peaceful march planned following soldier’s killing


A peaceful march is being organised to take place through the town centre later this month, following the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

Since his death a movement called Eastbourne Strong has been set up which is looking to bring people together and is hoping the event, planned for Sunday June 23, will raise funds for Help for Heroes.

One of the organisers Vicky West said, “We are looking to bring people together; regardless of race, ethnicity or background.

“On June the 23rd we will stand together as a nation, all wearing the Woolwich Strong t-shirt and all proud to be British.

“We will all be marching against the extremism, oppression and terrorism that our country faces.”

After the march, which is a non-political even, it is planned for people to come together at a town centre venue for refreshments and a raffle.

The march is due to start at midday and will begin from Eastbourne Railway Station. The group then plan to head along the seafront and come back to the war memorial to hold a silence for Lee Rigby.

Vicky is hoping local businesses will support the day by donating any prizes for the raffle and is also calling on any printers in the town that are willing to help print t-shirts to get in touch.

Anyone who would like more information should call Vicky on: 07450 132369 or find the group Eastbourne Strong on Facebook.

They can also contact Vicky via Facebook at Vicky Luke-Meakins.

* Since the Drummer was killed in Woolwich on May 22 two men have been charged with murder.