The Phoenix Club celebrates 20th anniversary

Founder member Rita Tunna (left) who turns 90 on Saturday was presented with flowers by fellow founder member Dorothy Hart. Image © Hill Photographic

On Thursday 22 March The Phoenix Club in Uckfield, celebrated its 20th anniversary in the Ashdown Room at The Civic Centre.

Former president Dorothy Hart, a founder member and Rita Tunna, also a founder member and who is 90 years young on Saturday, cut the cake.

The club, which has a membership of around 40 people, meet at the Civic Centre on the 4th Thursday of every month.

They have speakers, lunches and outings and are a very friendly group and new members are always welcome.

Members of the Phoenix Club

Members of the Phoenix Club

Dorothy Hart and Rita Tunna cut the cake

Dorothy Hart and Rita Tunna cut the cake

Originally it was the Towns Women’s Guild, but it became increasingly diftficult to find delegates to go to National Meetings and as this was a requirement they decided they would have to fold.

However, the ladies still wanted to have a club so they set about raising funds by having Spring Fairs to enable them to start a club of their own.

A name was needed so they decided to become the Phoenix Club signifying the rising from the ashes from The Towns Women’s Guild.

To join, the subscription is £20 per annum. For further information please call 01825 749796

Images © Hill Photographic