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The Deans Senior Tea Club Charity


In 2013 I began hosting free tea and cake afternoons for local elderly residents. I wanted to create a warm social gathering for the older residents of Saltdean to come together and to find companionship.  My hope is these afternoons promote wellbeing and combat loneliness by bringing people together to share stories over tea and cakes.


We have had a great response locally and have been supported by many heads of the community. At these gatherings we chat about all sorts of things, but we mostly laugh together and talk about the good old days.  I feel really proud to be working alongside and networking with other caring organisations and feel privileged and enjoy meeting such interesting people.


I am even being taught to sew by an 82 year old!


Maria Davey

Founder of The Deans Senior Tea Club Charity

The Deans Senior Tea Club web site

Join The Deans Senior Tea Club

Come along and join us!


  • Join us for Tea, Coffee, Cakes & biscuit's


  • To chat, share stories & socialise with others


  • Play a game of Chess, scrabble or cards in a warm safe environment


  • Our volunteers are Healthcare assistants, Police Officers and friends


  • Parking and Wheelchair access


  • Free entry - donations happily accepted!


Tea Club Venues


Saltdean Tea Club

Fridays 2-4pm at:

St Nicholas Church Hall,

Saltdean Vale,

East Sussex,


Peacehaven Tea Club

Mondays 2-4 pm at:

Meridian centre,


East Sussex

BN10 8BB

Telscombe Tea Club

Tuesdays 10.30am -12.30pm at:

Telscombe Civic Centre,

360 South Coast Rd,


East Sussex,

BN10 7ES

Sponsor Our Tea Club


We are looking for a sponsor or funder, or a group of sponsors and funders, to help with transporting elderly residents to get to and from our charity events.


We are also looking for a kind and visionary funder to assist with our other exciting projects.


Please get in contact with us, should you wish to help!


More about The Deans Senior Tea Club

To keep up to date about events follow us on our  Facebook page.

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Working with others 

We network and work alongside other ethical organisations that support our community and businesses that help others.


We are interested in hearing from other organisations who would like to get involved in supporting the elderly or would like to support our current or future projects.


We are especially keen to hear from organisations who wish to assist our members of The Deans Senior Tea Club. You can help by donating cakes and biscuits, offering transport options or volunteering to make tea for our members on Fridays!  If you can play the piano or offer healthier wellbeing or lifestyle techniques, please also get in contact with us.


If your business helps or supports our members you may be invited to our meetings and you could advertise your services.


Funders and Sponsors are also welcome to contact us!

Networking with British Red Cross


British Red Cross

Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd


the Fed centre for independent living

The House Project Centre, East Sussex

 A great cause that helps everyone in the community with two lovely charity shops.

House Project Centre

Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd

Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd (CTLA), is a registered charity and a not-for-profit company providing affordable, accessible transport for individuals and groups in the Lewes District and other parts of East Sussex who find it difficult to access normal forms of transport.  We operate a fleet of minibuses, most vehicles are wheelchair accessible and all are easily accessible for all people with mobility problems. All CTLA drivers are regularly tested using MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme), in addition they are all DBS checked'

Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd
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