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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
The office reopened on Tuesday 4th January. 

During these COVID times, we ask that if you come to the office, please wear your mask and observe social distancing rules.

The office will be open Monday 9-3pm & Tuesday 9-3pm, Wednesday 9-1pm.

Alternatively, if you would like to contact the MAYFACS team, please either ring 01435 873888 and leave a message and someone will call you back or email: clare@mayfacs.org.uk     

Best wishes, Shirley, Freya, Clare & Ian 

The Shed is open for bookable sessions:

1) Every Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm

2) Every Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm

3) Social Session 5.30 - 7.30pm, once a month on a Friday evening - next date to be advised. We'll supply tea, coffee and soft drinks but anyone who wants an alcoholic drink will need to bring their own.

Contact Ian at theshed@mayfacs.org.uk 07973 291144 as spaces are limited 

OR pop into the Office for a leaflet.

Repair Cafe at the MAYFACS Shed

will be open on the 4th Saturday of the month 9.30-12.30

Next date: Saturday 26th February at Merrieweathers Farm, follow the signs to the Mayfacs Shed. Bring your items to be repaired by our volunteers OR come and have a look around. Welcome to bring dogs (on leads) if you are out for a walk.

See below PDF for the latest SHED NEWS

New- ART & CONVERSATION at the Shed: Print Making. (Women’s Group)

4 weeks of term-time sessions on Fridays 9am -11.45am. Postponed from starting 21st January, new start date 4th March for 4 weeks.

The focus of these sessions will be on chat - subjects big and small, serious and not so - while we learn together the essentials of Lino-cut print making. Come as a complete beginner or an expert printer. Tools will be provided and materials supplied at cost. 

The ‘course’ is free, but there is a charge of £4 per session to go towards the venue costs. As places will be limited it is hoped that if you sign up (and we really hope you do) that you will come to all four sessions (obviously life gets in the way sometimes)

Help is at hand .......

We are still offering help to those who are needing to self-isolate. So if you need assistance with shopping, collecting prescriptions and support during lockdown, please call us on
01435 873888 and leave a message, someone will give you a call back.
Please note the helpline won't be picked up at weekends.

MAYFACS are proud to become the latest partner to have signed up to the Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Charter 

Keep an eye on our
outside of our MAYFACS office for the lastest News & Activities!

MAYFACS Community Transport
(formerly known as Community Cars) - please call 01435 873888 if you need a lift to a medical appointment including transport to vaccination appointments.

Activities coming up: 
During these COVID times, we kindly request you do a Lateral Flow test before attending our activities and wear a Face covering. 

Monday 24th January

Shed session 9.30 - 12.30pm

Yarners at the Sew Inspired Shop 1.30 - 3.30pm 

Tuesday 25th January

Tea & Chat at Colkins Mill Church 2 - 3pm 

Wednesday 26th January 

Toddlers Group in the Scout Hall 9 – 11am

Men’s Shed session 9.30 - 12.30pm

Five Ashes coffee & chat 2 - 3pm

Thursday 27th January 

Minibus transport to Oasis Community Cafe Crowborough 2 - 4pm for people living with Dementia & their Carers (please contact Freya for more details)

Friday 28th January

Film The Father. Memorial Hall doors open 1.30pm, Film starts 1.45pm

Monday 31st January

Shed session 9.30 - 12.30pm

Yarners at the Sew Inspired Shop 1.30 - 3.30pm 

Tuesday 1st February

Tuesday Afternoon Club at Mayfield Memorial Hall 2-4pm

Wednesday 2nd February 

Toddlers Group in the Scout Hall 9 – 11am

Men’s Shed session 9.30 - 12.30pm

Thursday 3rd February

Poetry Group with Pat Robson at Coach House Cottage, Royal Oak Mews 11 - 12.30pm

See below for full list of activities

 Changes to our usual activities

Please DO NOT come to the office or attend any activities if :

  1. you have any of the possible symptoms of Covid-19 including: a high temperature, a new persistent cough, loss or change to sense of smell or taste; or

  2. you are waiting for the results of a test or have been tested positive for Covid -19.

SEE above link for updated EVENTS

** Yarners - Every Monday at 1.30 - 3pm 50p in the MAYFACS Office (unless its a Bank Holiday). 

** Tuesday Chat - Every Tuesday 2-3pm (apart from first Tuesday of the month) in Colkins Mill Church, Station Road, Mayfield. £1

Chance to meet up and chat with refreshments.

** Tuesday Afternoon Club - First Tuesday of the month 2-4pm £3 in Memorial Hall, Mayfield to include raffle and light afternoon tea.

** Wednesday Tea and Chat – 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 2-3pm £2 in Five Ashes Village Hall. Chance to meet up and chat with refreshments. Transport available, please let us know.

** Toddler Group:  Every Wednesday term time only 9am - 11am in Scout Hall starting 8th September £3 per family. Group for all carers and under 5's. 

** Poetry - First Thursday of the month 11am-12.30pm. Poetry in Coach House Cottage, Royal Oak Mews. £2. Please ring Pat Robson 872445.

** Dementia Cafe - last Thursday of the month. 2-4pm. A group for all people living with dementia and their carers to come together to enjoy an activity and refreshments. £3 with minibus transport to Crowborough Oasis Church and Community Café.

Matinee Films on a Friday Afternoon

We are back with an extended programme of 11 Films, one every 2 weeks from October to March except for a break at Christmas. Please pick up a MAYFACS Film Club leaflet next to the notice board outside our office.

to our wonderful team of Volunteers, where behind the scenes an amazing amount of work goes on ....  

Co-op local good causes

Exciting news ...... MAYFACS was one of the Co-op's local good causes from October 2020 to 23 October 2021!! Specifically, the money raised is to go towards our new venture, the MAYFACS SHED. 

Last week we were thrilled to be presented with a Cheque from Co-Op in Heathfield. Many thanks to all.


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MAYFACS Hardship Fund

With the current economic climate we anticipate that now and in the coming weeks some people may be struggling to manage to pay for food and other bills, such as utilities, rent etc. with funds running out, or have no income coming in. We would like to offer some small financial support where possible through the MAYFACS Hardship Fund, in conjunction with the Mayfield Trust.

If you are in financial difficulty please email hardshipfund@mayfacs.org.uk or ring 01435 873888, leave a message and we will contact you. Any help will depend on availability of funds and each case will be considered on an individual basis and in strict confidence.

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MAYFACS relies on the kind donations of individuals as one of our sources of income. This money helps our charity to carry out its important work. Thank you so much to all of you who have generously donated to our cause, we truly appreciate it.
If you haven't donated, and would like to, you can do it in one of two ways:
Either make a BACS transfer to our bank account

Account Name                        MAYFACS

Account No                             00029924

Bank Sort Code                      40-52-40          (CAF Bank)


or make out a cheque made out to MAYFACS and posted to our Treasurer


Charles Marshall

Woodreed Farm

Stonehurst Lane

Five Ashes, Mayfield

TN20 6LJ



If you are able to Gift Aid your donation MAYFACS, as a registered charity, can claim back tax paid on your donation. Please complete the Gift Aid form below and send or scan to our Treasurer as detailed above.

For further information call 01435 873888 and leave a message and we will contact you. 

or alternatively go to our just giving page.
If you are able to contribute anything to our Community Support Fund on our Just Giving page we would be most grateful. Please go  to www.justgiving.com/mayfacs