MAYFACS Covid-19 Response - important information below
If you are self-isolating for whatever reason and need help with shopping, prescriptions and support you can call us on
01435 873888
With the help of our amazing volunteers we have been able to help over 100 people so far who are self-isolating with their shopping, prescription collection, delivering local ready meals or just making a friendly phone call.
If you want to volunteer please fill in your details on our contact page. Click on this link
Steps to take if you're self-isolating and need our help:
  • Call 01435 873888, this is an answerphone so please leave -
  1. your name,
  2. telephone number
  3. full address
  4. What you need help with
Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you do not have the cash, do not worry, our volunteer will be reimbursed by MAYFACS in the interim and we will keep a record of what you owe. We urge you on NO ACCOUNT to give a bank or credit card to a volunteer and ask them to get cash for you. Our volunteers will not take a card from you.
Volunteers will leave items on your doorstep and ring your doorbell and wait, from a distance, until you have collected your items.  
To avoid confusion, if you have rung MAYFACS, please do not then duplicate by asking a neighbour.

 

Requesting groceries

When requesting groceries please consider making a list which will cover your essentials for the week. This will help to minimise a volunteer going out twice in one week to collect items for you.

If you've requested one of our face masks, information/advice can be found in this pdf
 
Useful information about deliveries and advice 
  • St Dunstan's Pharmacy: Prescriptions are currently taking 7-10 days to process so please allow for this when putting in a prescription. Opening hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 -12:30 then 2:00 - 4:30 and Saturday 9:00 - 1:00.
  • Podiatrist: Katy will give telephone advice if needed - 01435 873848
  • Osteopath: Mayfield Osteopaths are available for advice - 01435 873051.
  • Advice: www.citizensadviceguide.org.uk
  • Financial Help: Mayfield Trust may be able to provide one off help to those with very limited funds - call Charles Marshall on 01825 830820.
  • Pet help: Cosy Pet Lodge will look after a person's dog (Free of Charge) if they get coronavirus - call 01435 872566.
  • Takeaways and deliveries - takeaway meals, fresh fruit and veg, other groceries or pet food, we have got details here in this pdf.
Remote support packs
 We have designed some remote support packs of things to do whilst staying at home. These include quizzes, crosswords, art and craft activities. If you, or anyone you know, would like to have one of these booklets you can print them off here. If you don't have a printer you can contact us on 01435 873888 and request a booklet to be printed and delivered.
Our recent afternoon tea delivery was a huge success. With the help of some volunteers we were able to deliver sandwiches and scones with cream and jam to those isolating and living on their own. It brought a smile to a lot of faces! Thank you to everyone involved for all your energy and time.

 

 

 

 

SOURDOUGH STARTER KIT

Give it a go & have lots of fun making & eating your own freshly baked sourdough bread.

 

It's so easy to make and you can keep it going for many years to come - the flavour will actually improve over time.

 

Sourdough is known for its characteristic flavour, chewy texture & crisp crust.

 

The naturally occurring acids & fermentation help to break down the proteins & gluten, making it more digestible & easier for the body to absorb - & it tastes great!!!

 

£10 for the kit

 

What is included:

 

- Jar of sourdough starter

- Instructions and tips on how to look after and maintain your starter.

- Enough bread flour to make 2x loaves.

- I will also include a few tried & tested recipes using sourdough to get you started 

 

Sourdough bread

Focaccia

Burger buns

Pizza dough

Waffles & crumpets

 

Enjoy & have fun.

 

To order please contact me:-

 

Pip - pipmackellar@gmail.com

0780 8572619

The kit can be collected or delivered, please give me a call, I'm in Mayfield.

MAYFACS Hardship Fund

A few weeks ago, we set up a shopping and prescription collection service for Mayfield & Five Ashes to help the local community in the current crisis. Over 120 volunteers have joined us and 110+ people have used this service.  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.

 

If you would like to contribute to this MAYFACS Hardship Fund – to be used specifically and directly to help people in the situation described above, please either

 

Make a BACS transfer to

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

 

c.h.marshall@btinternet.com

 

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.  

 

 

Benefits advice

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/

If you want to find out whether you’re eligible for benefits the citizens advice page is a good place to start to find an answer

Food Banks

The Crowborough Food Bank and Uckfield Food Bank.
For a referral contact Citizens Advice

Tel   0300 330 9022 (Adviceline)

Text   ADVICE with name and postcode to 81400

Email contact via eastsussexcab.co.uk

Heathfield Food Bank

https://www.theheathfieldnews.co.uk/foodbank-service-to-launch-for-heathfield-and-nearby-villages/

Our JustGiving page is up and running! If you are able to contribute anything to our Community Support Fund we would be most grateful. Please go  to www.justgiving.com/mayfacs
Thanks so much to those who have donated money to us, we truly appreciate it.

now!charity

If you’re in financial hardship and you need essential household items like

  • Beds

  • White goods such as fridges, freezers and washing machines

  • Small appliances such as microwaves and toasters

  • Miscellaneous essential household items such as utensil packs

 

Go to the Now!charity website for more information

https://nowcharity.org.uk/latestnews/covid-19-essential-household-item-sussex-relief-scheme-live

On a lighter note...we are carrying on with some of our activities via zoom. So far we have held our Yarners and Wednesday Tea and Chat meetings via the internet. It was great to see some of our regulars and continue the contact with friends.
Anyone of any age is welcome to join us, all you need to do is download zoom 
https://zoom.us/download
and email Freya at freya@mayfacs.org.uk to let her know that you want to join the meeting. She will then send you a link via email.
 
Yarners - every Monday
Wednesday Tea and Chat - every second and fourth Wednesday
 
Here are the photos of our zoom meetings.
Wednesday Tea and Chat
Yarners Meeting

You can do some gentle exercise with Sit Fit, it does exactly what it says, stay fit whilst sitting with various stretches.  

We also have some links to online sing along sessions with Dementia Support East Sussex. The charity provides music and movement sessions for those living with dementia and the elderly.

Care for the Carers: Carers Voices Conference 2020

Please ‘click’ on the link below to find out more about the 2020 – Carers Voices Conference.

https://www.cftc.org.uk/make-a-difference/have-your-say/carers-conference/carers-voices-conference-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1eopxZ1X4gfgxmoEo13KtnEvA_Mh63w34grzDp2mzou9UvaaBS4gZBeIQ...

Music for the Memory wish to announce that they have a brand new website address at:  www.musicforthememory.net

© 2016 MAYFACS - Registered Charity No. 1166647

MAYFACS is grateful to the following for their support:

Age Concern, Mayfield

The Dr John Hall Memorial Fund (incorporating the Dr Alan Mathams Memorial Fund)

The Mayfield Trust

The Dorothy Wharton Trust

The Wellbeing Trust

Mayfield PCC

HFCT

GET IN CONTACT

Shirley Holland

MOBILE: 07908 516875

EMAIL: manager@mayfacs.org.uk

Alexandra Firrell

EMAIL: alexandra@mayfacs.org.uk

Freya Huxtable

07389 050605

EMAIL: freya@mayfacs.org.uk

OFFICE HOURS

The Old Library: 9am to 3pm

Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(to the right of the main entrance to Mayfield Memorial Hall)

Five Ashes Village Hall

2.30-4.00pm 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month