New Year message from the Chairman


We are about to say Goodbye to 2020 and what a year it has been. Life as we knew it was seriously disrupted and there are those who have either lost a loved one to, or suffered directly from Covid-19 and our thoughts go out to them. Yes, what a year!

We are told that the vaccine heralds the beginning of the end so hopefully from the Spring we will return to something that resembles normality.

A number of events are planned from Easter to the end of December but always subject to ‘external influence’.

May I on behalf of the Trustees take this opportunity of wishing you a much HAPPIER NEW YEAR and may it bring you everything you need with PEACE, HAPPINESS and GOOD HEALTH in abundance.

                                                                                        Sincerely, Frederick

.New friends and new activities


Frederick (Chairman of “Just Friends”) with two of the organizers and Patrick a Royal Navy 2nd.WW. Veteran.

Halloween lunch at Eastbourne

At the Halloween lunch in Eastbourne dress was optional but some made a first class effort.

A recent trip on the Tunbridge Wells to Edridge steam train included a coach there and back and lunch on the train. To see more events go to our Eastbourne or Bexhill or Hailsham or Seaford pages.


About Just Friends



The Charity is now looking to appoint a paid self-employed part time Branch Development Officer who will be responsible for both existing and development of Branches. The successful applicant will have their own transport, be prepared to do some travelling, be mobile and preferably live alone to become a member. Please send you CV and covering letter to Mrs H Broad, Secretary Just Friends, 12 The Lodge, 3 Blackwater Road, Eastbourne  BN21 4JF. Closing date for your details is Thursday  31st December 2020.




Fred Edit

Frederick Smith Founder and

Chairman of “Just Friends” .

In 2018 Frederick’s wife passed to a higher life and he decided to start a group to help combat the effects of loneliness. Membership in Eastbourne grew quickly with demands for branches in Bexhill  Hailsham & Seaford

Frederick’s mottoes are ”farewell to loneliness” and

“Don’t be Shy – Give us a Try ”

Heather – Secretary
Lisa – Treasurer