Sovereign shines 2020

Sovereign shines 2020

Following The End Of Lockdown – Sovereign Shines Is Back On!

The organisers of Sovereign Shines are delighted to announce that the lights competition is back on! With lock-down delaying festivities, Premier Marinas Eastbourne is inviting berth holders and the Sovereign Harbour community to light up their boats and houses to create a magical spectacle of fairy lights.

Now in its fifth year, Sovereign Shines is a collaboration between Premier, the Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders’ Association and The Rotary Club. Their aim is to encourage boat owners and local residents to get involved in the light festivities at Christmas to boost community spirit and raise much needed funds for two amazing local organisations: the RNLI Eastbourne and Defiant Sports – an inclusive, not-for-profit organisation which believes in getting and keeping people active to improve their well-being and quality of life.

With the on water illuminations taking centre stage, further categories have been added to this year’s competition, opening up new creative opportunities for berth holders and residents to get involved – categories ranging from the best boat/house, best rainbow illuminations and even a ‘little and pretty’ display. The new categories also bring bigger and better prizes to this year’s competition, including a boat lift, high pressure wash and launch, luxurious Christmas hampers and dining out vouchers.

With lights up by Friday 11th December*, The Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour will become the central hub for residents and visitors who wish to stroll around the harbour to take in the sparkle of Christmas lights and finish the evening with a meal at one of the ten eating establishments.

Also new for this year a bespoke fundraising page has been created for voluntary donations to be made as part of the entry into the 2020 light display:

All donations will be divided equally between RNLI Eastbourne and Defiant Sports and will make a huge difference in helping these local organisations continue with the great work they do in the community.

Registration to join in with the light display is open. Sovereign Harbour residents and boat owners can apply by visiting The Waterfront website or directly visit:

*Note – deadline for boat owners to put up light displays has been extended to 20th December.

*Image courtesy of Dave Clare.  

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