Help make E Sussex a place to grow older.

Lunch Club

Hands of Hope are participating in The Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise vital funds for our Helping Hands Lunch Clubs – offering a vital life line for vulnerable, older people.

The Campaign against Loneliness estimates that there are 3.9 million people in this country over 65 for whom their main company is the television. Around 17% of older people are in contact with family, friends or neighbours less than once a week. An amazing 11% are in contact with them less than once a month.

With your help, we want to make sure that even the most vulnerable feel included. Your donations will not only go towards transport, building hire, food and entertainment but will also make sure these projects are sustainable.

Our Target is £10,000 and for one week from Tuesday, November 27, every donation you make will be doubled. However, the funds will only be raised if we hit our £10K target so every donation counts.

Details of how to donate are here

Source: Hands of Hope

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  1. One of several local organisations that welcome older people is the Rye & District Branch of the U3A – see We are a very friendly bunch with over 250 members, lots of social events, and about 35 interest groups including one specifically for single people. Our regular monthly meetings at the Community Centre are open to non-members, and all activities are available for a £14 annual subscription.


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