Saltdean Tunnel Refurb

by Saltdean Tunnel in Saltdean, England, United Kingdom

Saltdean Tunnel Refurb
We did it
On 30th April 2020 we successfully raised £5,858 ( + est. £1010.75 Gift Aid ) with 106 supporters in 97 days

To rejuvenate Saltdean Tunnel with a beautiful ‘Welcome to Saltdean’ sign, mural, and matching noticeboard.

by Saltdean Tunnel in Saltdean, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will spend it on further cleaning-up of the seafront and area around the tunnel which is need of some TLC.

Tuesday 10 March - we have raised £1000 in offline contributions so 'only' have £1040 to go...

The Tunnel

Nearly 90 years ago Saltdean Tunnel was carved out of our cliffs with much blood, sweat and pride by the very men you see before you. As the ‘gateway’ to the beach and undercliff walk, it remains one of the defining features of the seafront. 

But unfortunately, rather than being a focal point of pride, the tunnel has become increasingly tired and neglected.

Which is why a group of local residents is on a mission to put this right – and ensure that the legacy created by those that came before us is treated with the love and respect it truly deserves

The Mural.  Cost for design, painting, paint and anti-grafitti covering - £4k.

Hand-painted on the south end of the tunnel (currently magnolia) by award-winning Brighton-based artists, SOS and Req, the mural will reflect the wealth of marine life on our doorstep.  It will be on both walls and the ceiling so that the viewer will feel that they too are underwater.  The image below will shows the main images on one wall. There will be lots more fish in the final version.

It will be created with weatherproof paint, complete with a graffiti-proof wipe-clean covering. At least five people in Saltdean will have the spray and special clothes needed to maintain the mural so someone will always be around to keep it looking amazing.


The New ‘Welcome To Saltdean’ Sign - Cost. £1,500.

Designed and created by local metal workers, this spectacular sign will withstand the rigours of the seafront, only requiring the occasional wipe down to keep it fresh.

This image is a mock-up. We have seen similar ones that the artist has created and, please take our word for it, they are magnificent.

The Community Noticeboard - Cost: £500

A new noticeboard will display information about Saltdean’s proud history plus upcoming events & services which will mean that people will no longer have to post their signs on the railings at each end of the tunnel. 

The mural, noticeboard and sign will all be properly maintained by our team of Saltdean residents.  



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Invite to Grand Unveiling of the mural.

Unveiling, music and celebration.

£100 or more

Small brick

For organisations, families and individuals with deeper pockets, we are offering named bricks (in the same way that the Lido raised money a few years ago) that will be lined along the mural. They will be blue with white writing. These are a great way to celebrate your life in Saltdean and to remember a loved one. For £100 you could have a small brick on which you could fit 2 line of 16 characters including spaces and punctuation. .

£200 or more

Medium Brick

A medium brick is 4 lines of 16 characters including spaces and punctuation.

£500 or more

Large Brick

6 lines of 16 characters including spaces and punctuation.

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