Eastbourne & East Sussex

WELCOME TO

the Eastbourne branch

of the English-Speaking Union

As a member of the ESU you can take part in our social, educational and cultural programmes and attend events both in the UK and abroad. Local fundraisers and competition heats will enable you to support young people in your community.

As a UK member you receive a number of further benefits. These include priority access to Dartmouth House, our beautiful London Headquarters, regular e-news updates, a copy of our Members’ magazine and invitations to special events.

The Eastbourne Branch is one of our oldest branches, dating back to 1988. Today it is still going strong and welcomes new members!

I look forward to welcoming you into the ESU family!

Gail Featherstone

Membership Officer membership@esu.org

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Eastbourne

Meet the Chairman

The Eastbourne Branch of the English-Speaking Union was founded in 1988 by our President Mrs Jane Laycock, now Mrs Jane Mitchell, who was Chairman at the time, with around 40 to 50 members. Our first speaker was Lady Susana Walton, widow of Sir William Walton. We currently have seven events a year, one of which is an annual literary lunch.

Our current membership is around 70 and my main objective is to recruit younger members in the foreseeable future. The main purpose of our branch is to support the educational and overall charitable aims of the ESU. As well as fundraising, we also work with local schools to hold heats in the vicinity for the UK Public Speaking Competition.

Sarah Carr

Eastbourne

Meet the Chairman

The Eastbourne Branch of the English-Speaking Union was founded in 1988 by our President Mrs Jane Laycock, now Mrs Jane Mitchell, who was Chairman at the time, with around 40 to 50 members. Our first speaker was Lady Susana Walton, widow of Sir William Walton. We currently have seven events a year, one of which is an annual literary lunch.

Our current membership is around 70 and my main objective is to recruit younger members in the foreseeable future. The main purpose of our branch is to support the educational and overall charitable aims of the ESU. As well as fundraising, we also work with local schools to hold heats in the vicinity for the UK Public Speaking Competition.

Sarah Carr

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