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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 Saturday 4th May our Fundraising and Awareness Officer, Joe, will be doing a charity walk to raise money for Just Friends. Leaving his house in Eastbourne at 8am, he hopes to arrive in Brighton at around 4pm. He will be taking the scenic route, and our very own Chairman, Frederick, will be joining Joe for part of the journey! Further details of Joe’s “marathon mission”, including how to donate if anyone would like to, can be found by following this link: Joe Ford is fundraising for Just Friends | Give as you Live Donate

Thank you to everyone who has already wished Joe well, and thank you to those of you have donated something to the cause. If anyone else would like to send him any messages of support, you can do this by emailing nicki@just-friends.uk and I will be only too pleased to pass your messages on.