With the onset of winter and temperatures set to plummet, a group of mothers in the town have set up their own organisation to help vulnerable people in severe weather.
Snow Angels will be available in the Meads area of Eastbourne from this winter.
It is being described as a vision of community in winter and is the brainchild of one of the members of Mothers of Meads Association, a free community group run by mothers with a connection to Meads.
It was taken on board by the MOMAs committee and is supported by St Johns Church and local ward councillor Caroline Ansell.
A spokesperson for Snow Angels said, “After overcoming several operational hurdles we’re pleased to announce that Snow Angels will be available in Meads starting from winter 2013/2014.
“A group of MOMAs and their families will be available to the community during times of winter weather to provide an ‘essentials’ shopping service and assist with any everyday needs that are restricted due to the snow.
“We know that while our children are delighted by the white stuff, winter weather can be a time of loneliness, need and fear of venturing out and we hope to do whatever we can to help you.
“The Snow Angels will be fully checked individuals who live in Meads Village.
“In the coming weeks you will be able to pick up a Snow Angels card from a variety of local traders and establishments detailing two designated telephone numbers which you can call to ask for assistance during the winter weather – ice or snow.
“Subject to supplies being available within Eastbourne we will do our very best to help you access provisions and overcome issues of being house bound due to bad weather. We’ll even come and have a cuppa if you ask.”
The Snow Angels will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for the organisation at Meads Magic event next week.