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Darwen company Crown Paints to donate paint for famous lighthouse
12:36pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
A FAMOUS lighthouse will be given a makeover thanks to a generous donation by a Darwen company.
Beachy Head Lighthouse, off the south coast of England, will get an external redecoration, starting today, using paint jointly donated by Crown Paints and its Danish owner Hempel.
The lighthouse’s distinctive red and white stripes will be reinstated and all other exposed surfaces will be fully decorated and protected using a range of specially formulated marine and offshore coatings.
The move came after Eastbourne decorating firm Brewers, a customer of Crown Paints’, brought the ‘Keep the Beachy Head Lighthouse’s Stripes’ campaign to its attention.
Work to repaint the lighthouse will begin today.
Shirley Moth, co-ordinator of the Keep the Stripes Campaign Team, said: “After two years of fundraising, the campaign team is delighted the Beachy Head Lighthouse stripes will be repainted in the next few weeks.”
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