Over 220 people attended the first ever Eastbourne and District Community Awards on Friday 18 May 2018. The event was sponsored by Sussex Downs College and Eastbourne Borough Council. The night was opened by the town's MP, Stephen Lloyd with entertainment from Rinceoiri Ratton Irish Dance Troupe before the awards were presented. The charity raffle raised £1000 which was presented to an attending charity on the night - drawn out of a hat by the Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Gill Mattock - Wyntercon was the winning Charity. Nominations will soon be open for the 2019 Awards.