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Uckfield & District Lions Club

Serving the community since 1969

Raising money for good causes

                            Registered Charitable Trust Number 1067440

LATEST NEWS 

Uckfield Lions Classic Car Run a roaring success

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BBQ for Care for Carers provided by Uckfield Lions.

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Brighter Uckfield volunteers receive leaf blower from Uckfield Lions on Sunday 6th August

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Two Uckfield young people receive awards for their help in raising money for Uckfield Lions

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Uckfield Lions 10K Run a Great Success

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Uckfield Lions support the Chailey Heritage Patchwork Farm Project

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Uckfield Lions welcome in their new President

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Uckfield Lions Big Fun Day, 4th June 2017

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Uckfield Diabetes Testing, 3rd June 2017

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Uckfield Lions' Prostate Cancer Testing day a great success

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Uckfield Lions assist with It's a Special Knockout

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Uckfield Lions enjoy their 48th annual Charter lunch

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Uckfield Lions complete another successful Diabetes Screening

The Uckfield Lions held an open diabetes screening morning in the Kings Hall, Station Road Heathfield on 18th February 2017 . Members of the public were invited to have their blood glucose levels read by professional staff using a simple finger-prick test.

Of the 89 people screened 7 were provided with dietary advice and a further 2 were referred to their GP for a further fasting test.

Uckfield Lions regularly conduct diabetes screenings which has resulted in over 100 people being referred  to their GP over the past few years.

Uckfield Lions present cheque to Care for Young Carers

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Uckfield Lions offer free Prostate Cancer Testing on 1st April

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Uckfield Lion Keith Mates receives prestigeous award for his service to youth

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Uckfield Lions present the Life Changes resource to Nutley Church of England Primary School

Lion David Skinner presents Liz Peasgood, Head Teacher of Nutley Church of England School, with the Life Changes resource on 23rd January 2017

 

Uckfield Lions present a cheque for £250 to Anne Blight for the Starfish Project on 11th January 2017

Uckfield Lions present Lifeskills Resource to Blackboys & Framfield Primary School

Lion David Skinner presents Hannah Sullivan ,PSHE teacher with the Lifeskills resource

Uckfield Lions Christmas Sleigh & Raffle Raise over £6,700 for good causes 

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Uckfield Lions visit Chailey Heritage & Forest lodge

with their Santa Sleigh

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Uckfield Lions entertain around 100 guests

at their Christmas Party

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Uckfield Lions Present cheque for £1500 to

Wealden Talking News

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Uckfield Lions Present cheques for £2400 to Parkinsons UK

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Uckfield Lions Club Present £500 cheque to Uckfield's Triathlon athlete Jamie Bedwell

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Uckfield Lions present life skills resources to Holy Cross School

Uckfield Lions Frank Phillips, centre, and David Skinner, present life skills learning resources to Holy Cross head teacher Cathy Dart and pupils.

Uckfield Lions have presented life skills resources to Holy Cross Primary School.

The Lions have a range of high quality educational resources to assist in the areas of personal, social, and health education and have presented two programmes to the school.

Lions president Frank Phillips and Lifeskills officer David Skinner gave head teacher Cathy Dart the Life Changes bereavement resource, and the I Am, I Know, I Can personal development programme. Both are designed for children aged five to 11.

Uckfield & District Lions Club present another Difibulator in the town

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Uckfield & District Lion's Club 13th Annual Classic Car Run supported by over 110 entrantes

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Uckfield & District Lions Club donate Hearing Loop Equipment for Bridge Cottage

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Safety in Action Presentation

Uckfield Lions supported the 2016 Safety in Action week. The photograph shows Cllr Chris Hardy, Chairman of WDC & Michael Foster, High Sheriff of East Sussex presenting a cheque to the group from East Hoathly. Lion President Frank Phillips & Lion David Airey represented Uckfield Lions.

Uckfield Lions 10K Run a great success

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Uckfield Lions take delivery of their new minibus

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Uckfield Lions support Operation Florian

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Uckfield Lions welcome in their new President

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Uckfield Lions Fun Day a great success

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Uckfield Lions offer free Diabetes Screening

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The annual Lions' “It’s a Special Knockout”

Knockout games for special needs groups was a great success

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Uckfield Lions enjoy their 47th Charter on 21st February 2016

Uckfield Mayor, Louise Eastwood, was a guest to Uckfield Lions Charter celebrations held at Barnsgate Manor on 21st February 2016. The luncheon celebrated 47 years of  Uckfield Lions serving Uckfield & surrounding villages.

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Uckfield Lions officially hand over the defibrillator to Uckfield Library.

 Uckfield Lions President, Graham Baldwin, handed over the  difibrillator to Uckfield Library on Tuesday 16th February  2016.

 The presentation was attended by Uckfiels Lions,  representatives of the library service and members of the  town, Wealden and East Sussex councils.  

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 This now means that Uckfield High Street is well serviced  by defibrillators with another public access machine situated on the fence by the signal box at the station, that was sponsored by Councillor Claire Dowling.  A third defibrillator is in the Civic Centre but is only available when the building is open.   In addition, Uckfield Lions have supplied public access defibrillators, that are available 24/7,  at West Park Recreation ground, Maresfield Recreation ground and Wealden Indoor Bowls Club.   Other defibrillators, that are only accessible when the buildings are open, have also been supported by the Lions at  Buxted Sports Club, Uckfield Rugby Club and Uckfield Community and Technical College.

UCKFIELD LIONS PRESENT CHEQUES TO THE BEVERN TRUST & MACMILLAN CANCER CARE

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Following the Uckfield and District Lions Club Christmas Draw, held in conjunction with Waitrose, & the Lions Santa Sleigh fund raising, donations were made to the Bevern Trust & Macmillan Cancer Care on 2nd February 2016. The Bevern Trust provide help for people with profound disabilities & their donation of £1288 is going towards sensory equipment. Macmillan Cancer Care will use their donation of £700 towards funding their services. A donation of £500 was also made to Uckfield Leos Club. The donation to Macmillan & the Leos was in recognition of their help in fund raising with the Santa Sleigh. Uckfield Lions would like to thank Waitrose and their customers for supporting the annual Christmas Draw fundraising event.

UCKFIELD LIONS PRESENT CHAIRS TO CAB

Following Uckfield and District Lion's Club's highly successful Classic Car Rally held in September 2015 at the Halfway House, a presentation was made on Thursday 21st January. Monies raised from the car rally went to the Alzheimer's Society and Uckfield Citizen's Bureau.  The Uckfield CAB have used their proceeds to purchase new chairs for the centre. The office is there to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and to     improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives. They are open 5 days a week, telephone advice line - 03444 111444.    PHOTO Ron Hill

UCKFIELD LIONS ORDER NEW COMMUNITY MINIBUS

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UCKFIELD LIONS' SANTA SLEIGH RAISES MORE MONEY THAN EVER BEFORE

Residents of Uckfield & surrounding villages have done it again!!

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CHRISTMAS RAFFLE RAISES OVER £2500

Thanks to the support of Waitrose customers, the 2015 Lions Christmas Raffle was a great success, raising over £2500 for charity.

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SANTA VISITS CHAILEY HERITAGE & THE PHAB PARTY ON THE LIONS SLEIGH

  

Children & young adults came out to see Santa when he visited Chailey Heritage on Saturday 19th December 2015. Presents were handed out as festive music was playing.

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Santa arrived at the PHAB Christmas party also on Saturday 19th December 2015 just in time to hand out presents to all the PHAB members. A good time was had by all with entertainment provided by Dan the magician, Balloon Craft & disco music. A raffle was held to help raise money for the Club.

SENIOR CITIZENS' PARTY A GREAT SUCCESS

Uckfield Lions entertained about 100 people at their 2015 senior citzens' party on Saturday 5th December

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A VERY ENJOYABLE EVENING WAS HAD BY ALL AT LATE NIGHT  SHOPPING

The Lions Santa Sleigh was in Olives Yard for late night shopping on Friday 4th December 2015

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SUCCESSFUL DIABETES SCREENING IN HEATHFIELD ON SATURDAY 31st OCT 2015

Uckfield Lions offered a professional Diabetes Screening service to Hailsham Residents, where anyone could come in for a free screening at the offices of WEALDEN TALKING NEWSPAPER, Cherwell Road, Heathfield. The glucose content of one drop of blood was read and each person advised according to their reading and when they had last eaten.

As a further service everyone was offered the Diabetes UK Risk Assessment which requires body measurement to be done in the patient’s home. This assessment indicates the probability of the patient developing Diabetes in future years and indicates appropriate action to be taken by the patient for each recorded score. This new service received unanimous approval and was attended by Bexhill and Battle MP Hugh Merriman.

The number of people screened was 84. Everyone over 6.0mmol/l was counselled and offered dietary advice where appropriate. People reading above 7.0mmol/l were recommended for a further check where appropriate.Everybody tested had satisfactory readings with several people being advised to take a further test.

         

Uckfield Lions donate £500 to

Sussex Ups & Downs

Ups & Downs Oct15 Web.jpgSussex Ups and Downs receives £500 funding from Uckfield and District Lions towards its running costs of their speech therapy group.  Sussex Ups and Downs offer weekly speech and language therapy to children with Downs Syndrome from 6 months old to teens, together with offering support and advice to parents and carers on all aspects of raising a child with Downs Syndrome.  Sussex Ups and Downs rely on funding through local grants, donations and fundraising through the group to continue providing this important service to children and families in their local community.

Pictured here at one of the speech therepy groups are Sarah Wheatley, Chairman of Sussex Ups and Downs with Co-Worker Lisa Marr and children Izzy and Clara

Uckfield Lions Club present cheque for £1,200 to Headway Hurstwood Park - Newick

President Graham Balwin presents cheque to CEO, Michele Fleming and Therapy & Day Services Manager, Claire Benson Headway Hurstwood Park was chosen as a nominated charity to support and Headway was delighted when Uckfield Lions handed over a cheque for £1,200 enabling them to purchase 3 ipads.

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Classic Car Rally 2015 a great success

The Uckfield Lions held their 12th Annual Classic Car Run on Sunday 27th September based at the Halfway House Pub in Isfield. A grand total of 114 participating cars assembled before setting off on a circular route via Etchingham and returning to the pub for a pig roast lunch, served to over 200 people.

The profits in excess of £2500 from this year's event, will be split between the Uckfield Citizens Advice Bureau and local dementia care support, both very deserving charities.

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Lion President presents radios to ALSAR

Uckfield LIons' President Graham Baldwin presents the Uckfield division of ALSAR (Association of Lowland Search & Rescue) with digital radios on 9th September 2015 at the Alma Pub, Uckfield. The new radios will replace old anologue radios which will improve communications when undertaking search & rescue.

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Uckfield Lion Steve Leonard set off on the first leg of the Clipper Round the World Race on Sunday 30th August from St Katharine Docks, London. Steve is raising money for LIBRA & the RNLI. For full details & to following the race, go to www.clipperroundtheworld.com To make a donation, click here

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Donation of £1,198 made from proceeds of the Easter Egg raffle

The presentation of a cheque for £1,198 from the Easter egg raffle was made to Taylor-Made Dreams on 29th July 2015. Taylor-Made Dreams thanked Lions for their brilliant support.

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Uckfield area pupils’ success at Safety in Action events

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Fun Run a great success

Around 86 runners took part in the 6th Uckfield & District Lions Club Charity Fun Run on Sunday 12th July 2015

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Lions Day 2015, one of the best ever

Sun, Stalls and Scarecrows & a lot more at Uckfield Lions Day on 7th June

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Uckfield Diabetes Screening 2015

Uckfield Lions undertook a very successful Diabetes Screening on Saturday 6th June 2015

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Lions President Bob Eaves & Councillor Claire Dowling present Uckfield with the latest defibrillator sited at Uckfield Station.

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Uckfield Lions send off fellow Lion Keith from Kettering on his End to End Walk. Graham & Chris together with their wives & District Governor Elect, Lesley Clarke from Newquay gave an early morning send off on his first day of around 15 miles. To support Keith's charity fund raising, donate to www.justgiving.com/keith-ogley1. For latest information see Facebook page - lands end to john o groats charity walk

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Uckfield & District Lions Club held their 46th Charter Lunch on 22nd February 2015. The occasion was also the official launch of the Grand Easter Egg Raffle & the Fun Quiz & Scarecrow Competitions

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Poster for Peace competition & Christmas Sleigh cheque presentation

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Lions 2014 Sleigh & Waitrose Supermarket raffle raise around £6000 towards the Community minibus replacement fund & £1,239.50 for the Macmillan Nurses Appeal.

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Santa on his sleigh visits the PHAB Christmas Party

Santa visited guests at the Ucfield PHAB Christmas Party held at the Youth Centre on 20th December. Santa handed out presensents to all the members who were enjoying an afternoon of music, games & entertainment.

 

Senior Citizens' Christmas Party on 6th December 2014 enjoyed by around 115 guests.

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Uckfield Late Night Shopping on 5th December 2014 a great success for Uckfield Lions in Olives Yard.

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One of Uckfield Club’s senior Lions, David Skinner, climbs one of the highest mountains in Papua New Guinea to raise money for Leo House at Home Children’s Hospice.

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Organised by Care Manager, Collette Burgman, Margaret House organised a coffee morning which raised a fantastic £320 towards the cost of replacing the Lions Community minibus.

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Uckfield and District Lions Club, in furtherance of their support to youth organisations, present new matts to the Uckfield Judo Club. 

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Uckfield Lions are now in fashion

On Thursday 13th November 2014 the Uckfield and District Lions Club branched out their fund raising activities into a new venture – A Fashion Show!

Tickets had been sold through personal contacts and booking centres at their Bookshop and the Uckfield Volunteer Centre, and by 7.30pm over 40 ladies were sitting in the Luxford Centre inbibing wine prior to the start. The fashion items were provided by Travelling Trends, whose owner acted as MC for the show, and were modelled not only by the professional model but also by two Lions ladies. After the Show the guests were able to shop and select from the numerous rails around the hall.

The evening was an unqualified success, with many requests for it to be repeated next year, and raised over £240 for the Uckfield and District Lions Club charitable funds for local good causes. See picture on the photo gallery page.

Uckfield Lions' Screening Heathfield for Diabetes

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Linking with the Lions "Down Under"

On November 2nd Uckfield Lion’s President, together with several other Uckfield Lions and their wives, met and entertained Croydon Clubs President, Lion Graham Mackay and his wife Elizabeth.

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The Lions score another try!!!

One of Uckfield Lions major projects to help save lives in the area by ensuring that Defibrillators capable of being used by the public are sited throughout the town and nearby villages took another step forward on Saturday the 18th October, when Lion President Bob Eaves and Rotary Club President Jeff Holman presented the fourth Lions Defibrillator to the Uckfield Rugby Club Founding Fathers. The defibrillator has been sited in the Clubhouse in a readily accessible position in the ground floor changing room.

Classic Car Run a great success, raising over £2500 for two charities.

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New Lions Second Hand Bookshop officially opened by Mayor Ian Smith on Saturday 23rd August. Guests enjoyed complimentary drinks at Thyme for Food & Friends.

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Uckfield Lions formally appointed their new President, Bob Eaves, at their Changeover lunch on 20th July

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Lions 10K Fun Run held on 13th July was a great success & raised more money for good causes.

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Classic Car Rally & Pig Roast will be held at The Halfway House, Lewes Road Uckfield on Sunday 28th September. Tickets & entry forms from Chris Macve 01825 765091

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Lions Second Hand Bookshop has now moved to Olives Yard, High Street, Uckfield. (Opposite NatWest Bank). The official opening promotion was on Saturday 23rd August when the raffle that has been running since 16th July was drawn. Winners have been contacted by phone & asked to collect their prizes from the bookshop.

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    Lions Keep More Hearts Beating

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     Uckfield Lions Big Fun Day

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    Diabetes Test in Uckfield High Street

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    Uckfield Lions sign lease on new bookshop

      After protracted negotiations, Uckfield Lions have signed the lease on their new larger premises for their bookshop. The existing workshop in Olives Yard just off Uckfield High Street, opposite Natwest Bank, requires complete refurbishment. The proposal is to move into the new shop in July/August. Additional volunteers to help in the bookshop are urgently required.

    Pubs and customers boost Lions funds

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    Uckfield Lions present life-saving

    equipment at Maresfield  

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Local Lions Support Youth Clubs

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It's a Special Knockout

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Annual Curry Lunch

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Uckfield & District Lions Club 45th Charter Lunch

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