Lewes U3A is holding its Open Day on Wednesday, September 11. Many people do not know what the U3A is, nor how important it is to hundreds of people in the county town.
Over some years it has quietly grown to be biggest organisation of its kind in Lewes, with more than 600 members. It provides a large number of learning and leisure activities to a high standard. It is run by volunteers and is non-profit-making.
Fees for the courses or activities are the cheapest by far for this type of organisation: they are either free or very low just to cover costs. It is probably already doing what you would like to learn or take part in, but it will consider any new activity you may want to try.
The only requirement to join is that you are no longer in full -time employment. There is no qualification needed to join nor a specific age. A significant number of the Lewes population fit into this requirement and many live alone. They are often on low incomes, too, so there is that appeal.
Groups are lively and friendly. They get to know each other and some make friends. The U3A makes a major contribution to the pleasure that hundreds of Lewesians get out of life.
If you go along to the Open Day you can learn how it is done and what is provided. If you can not get along, leaflets are available at the Lewes Tourist Information Centre, Lewes Library the Town Hall. All details can be found on the website www.u3asites.org.uk/lewes
The Open Day, at the Corn Exchange, Lewes Town Hall, will run from 10am until 12noon. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.