About Us

Arun East u3a

Arun East u3a was formed in 2013 when Arun u3a was split into three (Arun West and Littlehampton are the other two areas). The majority of our groups and activities take place in Rustington, East Preston, Angmering and Ferring. In accordance with Charity Commission and Third Age Trust regulations elected committee members become Trustees and form an Executive Committee to operate Arun East u3a under its rules set out in our Constitution.

What do we offer you?

A wide range of activities, interest groups, trips, holidays, outings and events are available to all members. There is more information available by clicking on the links as follows:-

Diary. This shows our programme of free monthly meetings (£2 for non-members), dates of trips, outings and holidays with a link to further detail for some entries. We hold meetings for new members for you to ask about any of the activities and get to meet your committee. Regular updates on our activities are given at the Monthly Meetings and in a twice monthly Newsletter.

Groups. This is our full list of regular activities that are available to members. Each Group is run by at least one volunteer Group Leader. We meet in a variety of venues including homes, halls, pubs and restaurants and where appropriate outdoor venues. You can join a Group to further, share or develop your interests or to try something completely new. They are about learning for fun.  As you will see we have over 120 Groups but if there is an activity that is not on the list, we are always open to suggestions for new groups and we offer help and support to start them. Some popular activities may have a waiting list. Contact details for each Group will be made available on the website and in the Groups Directory once you have become a member.

Outings and Holidays. Information here includes dates and venues. There are a variety of popular outings to the theatre, places of interest and seasonal events. Transport is either by coach or car share. Full details are available to Members only

Events.  We run a number of events throughout the year for Members including quizzes, dances and talks and social events.

Newsletter. Our fortnightly emailed Newsletter keeps members up-to-date with new Groups, Events and Activities at local and national level.

Fees. The current annual fee is £10.00 or £6.00 if you are a current member of another u3a. There can be some small additional costs for attending groups associated with the hiring of venues, equipment. materials and refreshments


We hope that you have liked what you have seen and will wish to join our friendly organisation.   Please request a Membership Form via the Join Us section. If you require any further information please use the Contact Us section.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Arun East u3a Officers & Committee

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