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Kim Chapman, organiser of the over fifties club that meets at the Bay Hotel in Pevensey Bay contacted us (6 August), asking if we could give a mention to her friendship group.

She said “Hi we run a friendship group for the over 50′s in the Bay Hotel on Monday evening at 7.45pm. It’s called the Good Company Friendship Club. We have around 42 members everyone is welcome whatever your status we are not a dating club. Please could you mention us in your publication.O ur contact number is Kim 07769 836679″.

Question 1
In Good Company is a brilliant name. How did the friendship group come about?

The club was originally run by someone else but myself and Jan have been running it for 2 years as we felt the club was doing such a good job at giving people a social life when they felt lonely.

Question 2
You have been set up for a short time at the Bay Hotel in Pevensey Bay, how are you finding being in the fantastic new public bar, with those industrial light and magic fittings and the new fresh vibe, has the new environment worked for the group?

We love the Bay Hotel it’s a great atmosphere and Karen the landlady offers us a huge amount of support.

Question 3
There must have been some lovely friendships formed, is there one moment with the group since you started that really made you think ‘this is lovely, this group is really working’

Every week it gives us great pleasure to hear all the laughter and see the smiles on our members faces. We have people that have met and married in the club and they still enjoy coming. We try and hold regular events and have parties at Christmas which everyone loves. We also meet up at live music events held locally including the Bay every weekend.