Social groups & associations

Creating a vibrant community network across our catchment area by becoming a point of contact for your organisation or community group. Is this something you could do?

Please note: St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is keen to promote community links with other organisations and community groups and while the links on this page will take you to their respective websites, St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is not responsible for the content of their websites or the practices of these groups/organisations. All other websites should have their own privacy notice/policy, and you are advised to refer to those accordingly.

Social Groups / Associations

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Heffle WI (Heathfield)

Aim to provide an open, friendly and supportive environment that inspires women to learn new skills, discover new interests and share experiences.

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Seaford Music Society

Promotes an annual season of professional chamber music concerts and family concerts featuring established artists of the highest calibre and emerging young artists.

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The Deans Senior Tea Clubs

Aims to combat loneliness in older age.

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Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association

Provides news recordings to visually-impaired people in Eastbourne and the surrounding district.

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Pentacle Drummers

A premier drumming troupe in Sussex who were founded in 2001.

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Eastbourne and District Soroptimists

Like their parent organisation, Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), their aim is to help women and girls locally and worldwide to achieve their potential and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities.

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Linking Lives - Eastbourne

Provides a befriending service for lonely and isolated people who would benefit from a home visit by a trained volunteer.

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Sporting Memories - Polegate

Sporting Memories clubs are open to anyone over the age of 50 who enjoys reminiscing about their experiences of watching or playing sport.

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St Wilfrid's WI

A new WI established in 2019. They meet on the first Thursday of the month from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

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Alfriston WI

A small, friendly village WI founded in 1918. New members and visitors are always welcome.

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Just Friends

A social group for people who live alone, including carers, who do not want romance, a partner or a relationship, just friends.

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The Seahaven Afternoon Trefoil Guild

A non-uniformed section of The Guide Association, the Trefoil Guild enables men and women to maintain their links with Guiding. It aims to keep alive the spirit of the Guide Promise and Law and offers practical help to Guiding.

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Uckfield Men's Shed

A friendly and welcoming place where men come together to pursue and practice practical skills at leisure. Anyone retired, unemployed, bored or struggling are welcome.

The Eastbourne Shed

The Eastbourne Shed is a place where anyone over 50 can go to learn new skills in woodwork and making things. Located on Fort Lane, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm.

Langney Shed

The Langney Shed is similar to a garden shed you might have at home, but much larger, with a lot more equipment. It is a place where you can meet with others, share your stories, complete make and mend projects of your choice and make things for the community if you wish.

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Hampden Park Shed

Located on Brassey Avenue and open Monday to Thursday. The shed focuses on arts and crafts, such as mosaics, glass work, needlework, crocheting and knitting.

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SeaFriends runs a befriending service connecting people across the generations to build new friendships and support networks. Their aim is to make Seaford a friendly place to live where no one feels lonely or socially isolated.

East Sussex Health Walks

Health Walks are free one hour group walks led by trained community volunteers. We have four every week in Eastbourne as well as others in Hailsham, Polegate, Seaford, Pevensey Bay and more.

There is no need to book and no commitment, just pop along shortly before the start time.

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1-2-3 Walks

Over 100 free maps for one, two and three mile walks around local parks, woods, nature reserves and rural footpaths.

Helping people to connect with nature and get more active - walks that are a distance you can manage in a time that suits you.

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Seaford Cricket Club

We are Seaford Cricket Club & reside at the Salts Recreation Park opposite Seaford Promenade. We have four Adult teams who play in a league on Saturdays, we arrange friendlies on Sundays and we have an ever growing Junior population from the ages of 5 to 17. We also have a womens team & are keen to start a girls only team in the upcoming season. We encourage families to join our friendly club where we offer an inclusive & friendly environment. We are passionate about everyone being involved whether you play cricket, score, umpire, help out with bar duties, prepare match teas, coaching or just sitting in one of our deckchairs to spectate, there really is something for everyone!

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Hailsham Friends

Hailsham Friends Club is for people who live alone or live with and care for someone. If you would like to meet more people and have a chat drop in to 'Kings Head Cacklebury', function room, South Road, Hailsham, BN273NJ on the 1st or 3rd Thursday of every month at 10.30am. We have many activities - walks, holidays, day trips, lunches and it’s a good way to meet people and make friends. Drop in for a tea/coffee and find out more. The Kings Head is half way along South Road and has free parking.

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