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Lewes Local Group of ESDA

We support people of all ages with living with disabilities in Lewes and the surrounding villages including Barcombe, Ringmer, Newick and Chailey.  Practical support ranges from advice about benefit entitlements to liaising with the statutory authorities to ensure people receive the help they require. 

We are able to provide small grants for furniture, equipment, training and other purposes to those who meet our financial criteria.


Hopalong to Wakehurst Place

Hopalong visit Wakehurst Place

Hopalong visit Wakhurst Place

Older members have their own group, the Hopalong Club, which meets once or twice a month at either indoor or outdoor events.  Transport is provided using the ESDA coaches.  Indoor meetings are generally held at Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge on the last Thursday of the month.  Outings include trips to Wakehurst Place, Sheffield Park Gardens, Nymans Garden and Hever Castle.  Pub lunches are also a popular feature of our summer programme.  Several of our members are wheelchair users and volunteers are available to push.


We receive no statutory grants but the money raised through collection days and various fundraising events is used directly to benefit disabled people in and around Lewes.

Our next big fundraising event will be the Christmas Fair, to be held in the marquee at Glyndebourne on Tuesday 17th September 2013 10 am to 4 pm.  The Glyndebourne shop and restaurant also will be open for visitors.  Come along and support us and have a pleasant day out! 


Tuesday 17th September 2013

10 am to 4 pm


Come and visit the stalls, have lunch in the Mildmay Restaurant, stroll round the gardens - something for everyone!


Plenty of free parking


Free entry for ESDA members - just make yourself known at the door


In aid of the Lewes and District Group of

East Sussex Disability Association

Reg. Charity No.  1042071

Further information from Maureen Ford 01273.474980


For further information, contact:

Janet Dickson 01273.401520

Maureen Ford 01273.474980 or

Jill Macadam 01273.400144