Macmillan coffee mornings in Uckfield

There was lots of coffee-drinking and cake eating in Uckfield on Friday as a massive effort took place raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tesco Uckfield Cake and Savoury Sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

This Friday saw a grand fund raising Cake and Savoury Sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Event organised by Yvonne Walter and Rebecca Grimes, are hoping to beat last years takings and raise much needed funds for the charity. Those involved think it so important to help the local Macmillan as so many family, friends and colleagues have been supported in some way by this fantastic charity.
Yvonne and Rebecca said “This was a fantastic day and an amazing £693-67 was raised. Thank you so much for everyone who helped and all the generous people of Uckfield”.

In October Rebecca is bravely going to do a sky dive for Macmillan and money raised from both events will be donated to the local Macmillam branch which will help people in our local area.

Uckfield Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at Pizza Express Uckfield

Almost all the Uckfield Macmillan Cancer Support Committee turned out for their annual coffee morning at Pizza Express in Uckfield High Street Friday 27th September. The staff at PizzaExpress were amazing,as usual, helping prepare the restaurant and serve the drinks whilst Macmillan girls produced the cakes. Atmosphere was great and many people braved the weather and filed through the doors for this worthwhile event.

Cakes were for sale with the coffee and to help raise funds there was a raffle and Usborne Book sale. It was the first time Rebecca from PizzaExpress had experienced this event and along with her team was very helpful to the volunteers. Ann Press, Chair of the Macmillan team, enjoyed her coffee along with Jacky Bennett, Maureen Macve, ‘and other committee members’ . It is always a happy and busy event and the team look forward to next year. Great thanks go to all at PizzaExpress for their support, help and work at this event

Ann Press, Maureen Byford, Jackie Bennett, and Maureen Macve. plus Rebecca Pizza Express 

Uckfield funeral directors Fuller & Scott held a Macmillan coffee morning in memory of artist Sheila Hay.

It took place on Friday, September 27, from 10am to noon and everyone was welcome to attend, enjoy refreshments, and see some of Sheila’s work in the Fuller & Scott window in Civic Approach.
Ellie McGrath (Sheila’s Granddaughter) came along and stayed all morning chatting to Sheila’s old friends and fellow artists. One of the owners of CPJ Field, Jeremy Field also attended along with Principal Funeral Director Howard Coote.


Macmillan Coffee morning at Malt House Uckfield

On Friday 27th the Kenward Trust based at Malthouse, Church Street Uckfield held a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning that was organised by a young lady who lives there wanting to give something back to others.
The Kenward Trust is a nationally recognised charity that has been running for 50 years, saving lives of those that need help with drug and alcohol addiction by providing primary stage residential rehabilitation

The Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew and Deputy Mayor Jackie Love were welcomed Friday morning after being invited to attend along with many guests, current and former residents.

They both spent some time talking to lots of lovely people who had decided to make a change in their lives and become free of their addictions. Some of the stories heard were very emotional and the inner strength of those that are making the change in their lives was incredible, some amazing journeys from having absolutely nothing to rebuilding their lives and embracing life and society again. Deputy Mayor Jackie Love spent a long time talking to 2 incredible gentlemen about beating their addictions, why they made the change and how they are moving their lives forward, still encountering issues regarding housing for example yet are dealing with them with a new inner strength instead of just giving up.

Members of the Trust, Katie and Patricia were also there to explain more about how the trust started, what they do and where they are based.

Along side lots of talking, listening and learning about the Trust there was an amazing selection of cakes of every type and flavour you could think of all with tea and coffee.

Spike and Jackie would like to thank the group for the invite and they hope to visit them again soon to find out more about the Trust.

For more information their website is; their address is Kenward Road, Yalding, Kent and phone number 01622 812603.

IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)