Founded in 1904, Brewers Decorator Centres is a family run business, focussed on supplying decorators and homeowners the best in trade and designer paints, wallpapers and decorating accessories.

Clement and Mary Brewer opened the first shop in Cavendish Place, Eastbourne and were very much part of the local community.

This tradition is something that Brewers still focus on today, over 100 years later, by being involved in local initiatives and supporting local organisations.

Recently Brewers donated 3 ply disposable face masks to a number of local Eastbourne organisations including the Salvation Army, The Hawthorns Retirement Village, Age Concern and The Samaritans Charity Shop. The masks were greatly received and will be put to good use by colleagues, residents and visitors to each of the organisations. This is just one of the ways in which Brewers have supported the local community during the pandemic.

If there has been one message and one lesson throughout the last year, the importance of working, living and socialising ‘Together’ has got to be it.

We may have had to stay apart from our family and friends but it has definitely taught us to not take those around us for granted.

With this in mind, Brewers have worked with Your Eastbourne BID, a business led, and business funded organisation who strive to improve and enhance Eastbourne Town Centre. Brewers have supplied paint for a number of local pieces of art including the hoarding outside the former TJ Hughes building and the mural on the corner of York Road.

The former TJ Hughes building in Eastbourne provided the perfect canvas to create a piece of artwork encapsulating the ‘Together’ message.

Artist Will Mower created the piece of artwork that was used along the hoarding, brightening up the area further and reminding passers-by that we are all in this ‘Together’.

The Brewers Local Area Development Manager Tony was very happy to help and organised the donation of paint. The vibrant red background contrasts the colours used in the typography beautifully, to enhance the message of ‘Together’. The colours in the typography are also the colours used in The Brewers Towner Commission (Artist Lothar Gotz) another local project that Brewers sponsored.

For the mural on York Road the artist wanted to create an image that inspired children; to make them feel important and that their actions are of significance. Volunteering on behalf of Eastbourne Eco Action network, the artist really wanted to create something bright and positive for the community. With children at the heart of the mural, the artist wanted to acknowledge that the younger members of the community bring light and happiness to society and deserve to feel heard.

These are just a few of the ways that Brewers have helped in the local Eastbourne community over the last year and will continue to support local projects for years to come.

Visit Brewers Decorator Centre, Birch Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6PL. Tel: 01323 434600