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In 2018 Frederick Smith decided to start a group to help combat the effects of loneliness. Membership in Eastbourne grew quickly with demands for branches in Bexhill and Newhaven. Another branch has opened in Hastings over the summer of 2022.

Frederick’s mottoes are ”farewell to loneliness” and “Don’t be Shy – Give us a Try ”

We run a full calendar of events and whilst we have a different group in each area there is no reason why you cannot join in with an activity in any area. Our events include walking groups, lunches, social get togethers, the theatre, the Blue Bell Railway, castles, gardens and anywhere our members would like to go.

We want to reach out to all those living alone and invite them to join us.

Just Friends is a Registered Charity no 1196623.

 There is No Age Limit, No Membership Fee and No Expectation. 

On Tuesday, 10th May 2022, the founder of Just Friends, Frederick Smith, joined Len Fisher on his show on Seahaven FM to talk about the charity.
Listen to the full interview by clicking on the picture of Frederick at Seahaven FM to the right.
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