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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.
UPDATE: we are still having problems with our phone line, if urgent phone
Shirley 07908 516875 OR Freya 07389 050605 alternatively email: Clare@mayfacs.org.uk
Alternatively, if you would like to contact the MAYFACS team, please either ring 01435 873888 and leave a message. Alternatively, email: email@example.com Best wishes, Shirley, Freya, Clare & Ian
The Shed is open for bookable sessions:
Every Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm
Every Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm
2nd Friday evening of the month Men's social session: 5.30-7.30pm starting 12 Nov
Contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
See below PDF for the latest SHED NEWS
New- ART & CONVERSATION at the Shed: Print Making. (Women’s Group)
6 weeks of term-time sessions on Fridays 9am -11.45am starting 5th Nov and running until 10th Dec.
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 six sessions (obviously life gets in the way sometimes!)”
Christmas Wreath making sessions
Two one off sessions for Christmas
Wreath making will take place on:
Thursday 2nd and 9th Dec from 12-3pm down at the Shed. This will be a "bring your own foliage" teaching session led by Freya. You can bring all sorts of things you would like to add and Freya will be on hand to help you create a unique wreath for your door. Some items will be provided. Contact Freya to book a place and find out more info.
Thank you to the 10 teams who attended the General Knowledge Quiz Night on Wednesday 20th October at Mayfield Cricket Club.
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
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:
Friday 22nd October
Film Nomadland. Memorial Hall doors open 1.15pm, Film starts 1.30pm
Saturday 23rd October
Repair Cafe at the MAYFACS Shed 9.30 - 12.30pm
Monday 25th October
Shed session 9.30 - 12.30pm
Yarners at the MAYFACS office 1.30 - 3pm
Tuesday 26th October
Tea & Chat at Colkins Mill Church 2 - 3pm
Wednesday 27th October
No Toddlers this week (half term)
Shed session 9.30 - 12.30pm
Five Ashes coffee & chat 2 - 3pm
Thursday 28th October
Minibus transport to Oasis Community Cafe Crowborough 2 - 4pm for people living with Dementia & their Carers (please contact Freya for more details)
See below for full list of activities
Changes to our usual activities:
Please DO NOT come to the office or attend any activities if :
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
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 out office.
to our wonderful team of Volunteers, where behind the scenes an amazing amount of work goes on ....
Keep an eye on our new NOTICE BOARDS
outside of our MAYFACS office for the lastest News & Activities!
Co-op local good causes
Exciting news ...... MAYFACS is one of the Co-op's local good causes from now until 23 October 2021!! Specifically, the money raised is to go towards our new venture, the MAYFACS SHED.
How it works at no extra cost to you.
When you buy selected Co-op products and services from the Co-op, 2p for every £1 you spend goes into your Co-op Membership account. They give the same amount to support community organisations and local causes. Our local Co-op has selected 3 local causes, of which MAYFACS is one. If you don’t select a cause, your donation will be split three ways so….. PLEASE CHOOSE MAYFACS!
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 email@example.com 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.
Bridging Ages - Life Stories
Sixth Form Life Writing Project
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
Five Ashes, Mayfield
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.