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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
** 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 -
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Waffles & crumpets
Enjoy & have fun.
To order please contact me:-
Pip - firstname.lastname@example.org
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