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KEY UPDATE: check out:
Services tab - Mayfacs Shed page for Newsletters and  photos.
Our new location for the MAYFACS shed is Merrieweathers Farm in East Street. It has a lot of potential and we are sure it will be beneficial for our community.
We are keen for any volunteers to contact us to help get it set up. We need electricians, carpenters and other skills which may be useful. 
In addition we also need some larger sheets of plywood, any windows and insulation that people want to donate. 
 Please contact us on 01435 873888 or email theshed@mayfacs.org.uk
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. 

alternatively click 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
Get In Touch
** Matinee Films ** :
Places are going fast.  Please get in touch to book NOW to avoid disappointment.
Activities currently running:
Matinee Films - now showing on the relevant Fridays and with a second showing on the Saturday. Please see the pdf for details and times and dates. 
***Tea and Chat - Wednesdays
ON HOLD at present, we will provide updates when we know more information.
***Tuesday Afternoon Club 
ON HOLD at present, we will provide updates when we know more information.
Yarners - Mondays in the Memorial Hall from 2pm - 3:30pm
Community Cars- now called Community Transport, please call  01435 873888 if you need a lift to a medical appointment. 
If you find yourself self-isolating and need our help you can:
  • 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.
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.

We are still offering help to those who are needing to self-isolate. So if you need assistance with shopping, prescriptions and support please call us on
01435 873888
NB: the helpline won't be picked up at weekends from September
Our amazing volunteers have supported us by helping those in self-isolation with shopping, prescription collection, delivering local ready meals or just making a friendly phone call. We have managed to support over 150 people. Thank so much for your assistance, we couldn't have done this without you.
Some of the residents of Mayfield and Five Ashes have sent in some lovely quotations after receiving help from us or volunteers:
"You are doing a fantastic job and we are so lucky to have you."

"We think what you’re doing for the village is amazing."

"I just wanted to say thank you for all you’re doing – it’s wonderful."

"We’re so thankful to you all. You’re just wonderful."

Our wonderful Yarners group have created this amazing array of clothes over lockdown for the Queen Mother's Clothing Guild. There are hats, gloves, blankets, cardigans, jumpers and baby booties and knitted toys. They will be distributed around the country to numerous charities, helping premature babies, the homeless and women's refugees to name a few.

Other help available


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


Benefits advice


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



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


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.

Gentle exercises 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.


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:

The Mayfield Trust


3VA Supporting Voluntary Action

Sussex Community Foundation

Action in Rural Sussex

Connecting 4 You

Lund Trust

The National Lottery Community Fund

Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council

Wealden District Council


01435 873888 

(This is our main number,

currently an answerphone service)

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


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

We are proud to be

members of