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?

What is a Community Link?
A Community Link acts as a point of contact between their organisation or community group and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

How does it work?
We will regularly post you St Wilfrid’s news and events for you to distribute among your group or organisation. By doing this, you can help us to promote community awareness of our services and any upcoming events which St Wilfrid’s are providing in your local area.

About the role:

• To act as a point of contact for St Wilfrid’s by circulating information among your group or organisation.

• To provide St Wilfrid’s with information about any services or activities your group is running that may be of interest to hospice patients and their families.

• To provide feedback from your community on St Wilfrid’s services and to let the hospice know about any issues it may be able to help your group with.

For an informal discussion around the role, please contact Community Engagement Co-ordinator, Lucy Cheshire on 07784 238569 or [email protected]

Please note: St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd is keen to promote community links with other organisations and community groups and whilst 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.

Our Community Links

One You East Sussex

One You East Sussex is the County's FREE healthy lifestyle service for residents of East Sussex. All of our services are FREE and are available in a wide variety of locations. We can help people to stop smoking including providing nicotine replacement therapy, we have an adult weight management course that runs at local leisure centres, Man V Fat male-orientated weightloss football league, NHS Health Checks for people aged 40-74, holistic health assessments, health coaching (helping people move more, eat well and drink less) and a wide variety of training courses including Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training specialising in behaviour change/.

Website: One You East Sussex - Get Started

Eastbourne and District Soroptimists

Eastbourne Soroptimists are a friendly, lively group of women. Like our parent organisation Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), our aim is to help women and girls locally and worldwide to achieve their potential and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities. We aim to help transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities. We also put a strong emphasis on friendship and mutual support for our club members.


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Pentacle Drummers

Pentacle Drummers were founded in Eastbourne in 2001. Since then they have grown from a small group into a premier drumming troupe in Sussex.

They perform at over 40 events all over the UK and always seek new avenues where they can share their contagious, powerful, tribal-esque rhythms and entertain the masses.

Pentacle Drummers chose St Wilfrid's Hospice as their chosen charity to support through 2019.


Time for Dementia

Time for Dementia is an exciting, innovative, award-winning educational programme designed to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who are more aware and have a better understanding of dementia. 


Eastbourne Rainbow

Eastbourne Rainbow

We are a social group of older LGBTQ+ people (50plus) - part of AGE Concern Eastbourne. Our main aim is to increase social contacts and enable group members to become aware of what is going on locally. We organise theatre visits, meals out and other social events through the year.


Polegate Sporting Memories

Using the rich history and heritage of sport, Sporting Memories clubs are open to any people over the age of 50 who enjoy reminiscing about their experiences of watching or playing it. The clubs take place each week and are a friendly, welcoming environment that is open to all. Many of our members attend to enjoy the company of other older sports fans, some of our members live with dementia or have memory problems, some have experienced depression, they may have had a stroke or live with Parkinson's, all have one thing in common, a love for sport!



Sussex Community Development Association Ltd

SCDA works across East Sussex supporting community-based projects aimed at addressing the needs of those most vulnerable in the community.

We ensure: 

  • User and local community involvement to identify gaps in services and development of new projects to meet community needs
  • We offer a range of integrated and holistic approaches to service delivery for those most vulnerable in our community
  • Continuous quality improvement including  review of individual and community impact
  • Support of effective partnerships between voluntary, statutory and private sectors to address identified community needs
  • Development of sustainable sources of funding including a range of social enterprises.

For a full range of our projects, services and activities, please view our website

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