Light up your boat or house for Christmas and help make this year’s Sovereign Shines the Harbour’s most magnificent yet.

Plus, take part this year and help the community to raise much needed funds for Eastbourne's RNLI lifeboat and local charitable organisation, Defiant Sports that believe anyone and everyone should gain the benefits of sport and activity in their community. 

Donations made today will be distributed equally between both organisations. 

£539.00 raised of £2,000.00 target by 16 supporters

£434.00 donated and £105.00 in GiftAid


26 %


From 1st November 2020. Until 31st December 2020.


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Eastborne RNLI from Eastborne RNLI

The station was established in Eastbourne in 1822, two years before the Royal National Lifeboat Institution itself was founded. The first boat was provided by Mr John Fuller MP of Rose Hill, Sussex. When he died in 1833 he left the boat “To the inhabitants of Eastbourne”. She was built in Eastbourne by Mr Simpson, was 25ft long and pulling ten oars.

The RNLI is an independent charity, funded by voluntary donations. We could not save lives at sea without your support.

Defiant Sports from Defiant Sports

Our mission is 'Connecting Through Sport', we believe getting and keeping people active is paramount to improving well-being and quality of life. We aim to reach those who have barriers to participation such as disabilities or long-term conditions. Whilst breaking down those barriers and increasing inclusion, we involve the community by asking "What would you like to do?" We also partner with local organisations to create the right activity sessions to engage and support those we are trying to reach. Using local research, knowledge and enthusiasm, combined with low-cost activities and a growing coaching team we are creating a long-term, sustainable community asset.