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Welcome to the Charles Hunt Centre

The very popular Charles Hunt Centre was built in 1987 in a very favourable location near the Hailsham Club and what is now the Waitrose Store.

It is a registered charity whose aim is to provide amenities for people over the age of 55 years. It is financially independent and does not receive any grants from public funds or otherwise.

However the services provided today at the Centre have their origins to a large extent in the ideas generated by a few very energetic people fifty years ago.

Charles Hunt was rewarded for his services to the Community on 21st April 1990 when he was presented with the British Empire Medal by the Lord Lieutenant of the Country of sussex, Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson KCB on behalf of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at the new Charles Hunt Centre.

Building on the foundation laid by Charles, Alma Bartley took over the running of the Centre and for quite a number of years made a very valuable contribution. Alma has since moved to pastures new in Suffolk.

Sixteen years on, the centre still thrives with approximately 600 members and some 70 volunteers. The centre remains totally self financing, monies coming from fund raising events, donations and nominal profits from services and enterainment supplied to members.


Caring for the over 55's. We are a Social club offering cooked lunches, chiropody, nail care, hairdresser, charity shop and a lot lot more.

We are open weekdays 9.30am-4pm and Saturdays 10-12noon. We Offer warmth, comfort, good homemade food and a fun and friendly environment for all our members. Hot meals are served week days, afternoon activities every week day include bingo, Kurling, line dancing, movement to music, shortmat bowling and entertainment shows, We also offer personal services e.g. hairdressing, nail cutting, chiropody, hearing aid advice and Maintenance, home friendship visits, Holidays and outings. We have approximately 600 members and 65 volunteers.

New members are always very welcome

Centre Manager, Dave Snoxell
Catering Manager, Sally Stanton

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Contact Us

The Charles Hunt Centre
Vicarage Field
East Sussex
BN27 1BG
Tel. 01323 844398