On behalf of the Trustees and Staff may I wish you Seasons Best Wishes
and a truly Wonderful New Year which brings you everything you need.
Do take care and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Best Wishes

The Trustees would like to thank you for your support during the past twelve months.

The year 2022 certainly had its fair share of problems but thanks to the support we give each other we have survived and now, with a degree of wariness, look forward to the New Year.

But whatever is thrown at us during the period ahead many will say that they have suffered worse and that experience will help them cope.

With compassion, understanding and tolerance for others together with loving friendship we will meet any challenges and become even more steadfast in our attitudes and desires.

Thank you again from the Trustees and we also say thanks to our wonderful helpers namely Trish who is demonstrating how good she is as our Administrator, Laura who keeps the website in order and Julie who keeps Just Friends in the public eye with her publicity skills.

Keep smiling though we know it could be difficult at times.

The following is from Frederick in an attempt at becoming a poet but if you say ‘don’t give up your day job’ he will understand.

Love and Friendship to you.

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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