Victoria Pavilion Support Centre re-opening but they need your help!

Victoria Pavilion Support Centre has been closed throughout the lock down. They are appealing for your help to get the centre up and running again.

Pre Covid-19 the centre provided a wide variety of activities for older people living in the Wealden area. Covid-19 & lockdown have affected everyone, but one of the most impacted groups in our community have been older people and carers. They have had to close face to face group services but were able to continue with one-to-one telephone support and the occasional one-to-one face to face meetings weather dependent.

Recently, they have been extremely fortunate to have had the support of Screwfix Foundation, Sussex Community Foundation and the Uckfield Lions. The money from these organisations will go towards refurbishments to make the centre Covid-19 secure and ready to open.

Dawson Hart Solicitors have chosen us to be their charitable organisation of the year and are working hard to fund raise on their behalf in these challenging times.  Laura Manton, (Director) and Tracey Pugh, (Legal Assistant) will be putting on their running shoes to take part in one of the most challenging 10km in the country. They will be running the Beachy Head 10km on Sunday 25th October to raise money for us. You can donate here to support their amazing efforts.

‘Our long term aim is to create a Support Centre for older people in Wealden at Victoria Pavilion, a place older people can feel safe, supported, have fun, and join in stimulating activities regardless of their health challenges.  As well as a place carers can turn to for respite, support, training and signposting to information and guidance.’

Margaret Dodé-Angel, Director of Sussex Support Service CIC.

Any donation big or small is very gratefully received and will help us to reopen and stay open.

Find out more about us here.