SATURDAY July 6 is the date for this year’s incredibly popular Beachy Head Lighthouse Challenge.

For those who have not completed the Challenge before, it essentially involves a marshalled walk to the Beachy Head Lighthouse, around the Lighthouse and then back in exchange for a modest entry fee which is donated to local charities. 

This is only possible on certain days of the year and has proved very popular, with usually more than 1,000 walkers taking part, each receiving a commemorative certificate at the end. 

It is organised by Eastbourne AM Rotary Club.

Rotarian Martin Wellings said: “This event has grown massively since its first year back in 2013.

“The purpose then was to raise money to repaint the Beachy Head lighthouse at a cost of some £30,000.

“Had this not been undertaken, the iconic red and white stripes would have been allowed to fade and eventually disappear.

“Due to the popularity of the event, we have continued to organise the Challenge every year since, with the help of volunteers.” 

Full information, including the booking process via Eventbrite, can be found at www.eastbourneam.org