September 25, 2023

Lightning Fibre's Eastbourne Soap Box Entry raises £2000 for St.Wilfrid's Hospice

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Local Broadband Provider Lightning Fibre has raised £2,000 for St.Wilfrid's Hospice through its Soap Box sponsorship

Altnets, Team Interiors, Melbye, Southern IT, Mills Ltd, Comtec now Netceed, and PRG Marketing all donated to the Lightning Fibre Soapbox vehicle, which was sponsored by and wrapped by Signtek.

Rob Reaks, Lightning Fibre's Sales and Marketing Director, commented, "Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we raised £2000 for St Wilfrid's Hospice. The Visit Eastbourne team do an amazing job delivering Soapbox for Eastbourne; it's a very popular, fun event for all ages. We look forward to 2024!"

Soapbox participants are encouraged to build their own soapbox in order to race each other along the seafront. The race took place on Dukes Drive and finished at Helen Gardens.

Spectators watched wacky creations whizz around corners with the hope of staying in one piece by the time they reached the finish line!

Well done to the winners, Albino Squirrel Supporters (29.66 secs). 2nd place was Skyzone Racing Team (35.38 secs) and third place went to Setyres Hailsham (36.62secs). The prize for 'wackiest creation' went to Woody, Buzz & co from the Skyzone Racing Team!

The Albino Squirrels actually hit a new race record during Heat 2 of 27.37 seconds!

Eastbourne Borough Council’s Lead Member for Tourism, Leisure, Accessibility & Community Safety, Councillor Margaret Bannister said, “This really is such a fun event and we really cannot wait to see what the competitors have in store for Soapbox fans this year.

Eastbourne Soapbox Race is sponsored by the Lansdowne Hotel, Caffyns Volkswagen, Group 1 Hailsham BMW and Visick Cars.

Photo: Used with Permission. Copyright Paul Gibson, Hailsham News.

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