Albion fans take on Palace rivals in Lewes

Robert Eaton.
Robert Eaton.

Seagulls supporters go head-to-head with arch-rivals Crystal Palace in Lewes next week to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a Brighton fan killed in the 9/11 attack on New York.

Lifelong Albion supporter Robert Eaton was working in the World Trade Centre when the Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists.

Fellow Brighton supporters set up the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF) to raise money for junior football clubs and sporting schemes across Sussex, New York and Africa and the charity has gone on to raise more than £120,000.

The highlight of each year’s fundraising effort is a hotly-contested match between Seagulls fans and Crystal Palace supporters at Lewes FC’s Dripping Pan.

This year’s match takes place on Friday, May 2, with the kick-off at 7.45pm. Entry is £5 for adults or £2 for under-16s (or free if accompanied by an adult). All proceeds go to the REMF and there will also be a raffle, refreshments and a bar.

The Brighton players are busy collecting sponsorship and anyone who would like to donate can do so online at