Youth club worker passes away at St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Robert Baker SUS-140820-120041001
Robert Baker SUS-140820-120041001

Robert Baker, who used to run the Archery Youth Centre, has sadly passed away aged 74.

Robert, who was known to most as Bob, moved to Eastbourne from his birthplace in London in 1977 and made quite an impact to the lives of many young people during the 37 years he spent in the town.

Bob ran the Archery Youth Centre in Seaside and dedicated all of his time to helping children and helping the local community. He was known and loved by many and will be sorely missed by his two sons and the rest of his family.

Robert passed away at St Wilfrid’s Hospice after spending just 24 hours there. He died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a problem with the lungs and something he had battled with for a number of years.

Bob’s funeral will be held at Eastbourne Crematorium on August 27 at 1.45pm. The reception will take place at the West Rocks Hotel on Marine Parade at 3pm.

The family have asked that any donations be made to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. This can be done by visiting the website at

For more information on the Archery Youth Centre, email