Meet the MAYFACS Team

MAYFACS is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) so it has a number of trustees and one project manager. See who's who below.

Lucy Firrell

Trustee & chair

Lucy has lived in Mayfield for over 25 years. Her children attended Mayfield Primary School and Heathfield Community College and she was a governor at both schools. She is a great supporter of the aims of MAYFACS in helping to bring together the many valuable and diverse services and activities in the village, as well as generating new ones.

Charles Marshall

Trustee & treasurer

Charles moved to Mayfield in September 1990, from which time he has been involved in a wide range of community activities and charities. He is a member of most parish church financial and investment committees, is a trustee of the Nicholson Trust and was the founder chairman of the Friends of St Dunstan’s of which he is still treasurer. He was a founder trustee in 1995 and is a current trustee of Mayfield Age Concern (“MAC”) and has participated actively in the founding of MAYFACS as a successor organisation to continue the original aims of MAC. He is a trustee of Mayfield Tennis Club and is or has been the financial examiner of many of the voluntary organisations and charities in Mayfield over the last 20 years

Caroline Kemp

Trustee

Caroline has lived in Mayfield for over 30 years and her 3 children attended Mayfield primary school and Uplands community college. She’s been involved in the PTA for both schools and the playgroup. Over the years she’s been active in various organisations including the Newsletter, Mayfield Tennis club and London House Open Door which introduced the Know your Village event. Here she found that lots of activities and services take place in the village but people don’t necessarily know about them. Caroline believes that MAYFACs can help by promoting these services, develop new ones and help people to access them more easily.

Alex Firrell

Administrator

Alex has lived in Mayfield for over ten years. She is involved in Mayfield Primary School and is passionate about the local community. Alex has previously worked for East Sussex County Council and is enthusiastic about building links for MAYFACS and promoting the good work of the charity. 

Mary Vernon

Trustee & Secretary

Although Mary has only lived in Mayfield for six years she has become quite involved in local activities, like The Tuesday Afternoon Club, which she very much enjoys. She was also one of the initial group of people to establish MAYFACS. Her main hobby is gardening, growing flowers rather than veg now that the children have flown the nest, and for the last two years her beautiful garden has been open for  'The Mayfield Open Gardens' weekend in June. 

Richard Penticost

Trustee

Richard was born, bred and always worked locally. He has lived in Mayfield for over 40 years and is married with one son.  A member of Mayfield U3A, his interests include bird-watching, bridge and singing.

As a trustee of Age Concern Mayfield, Richard was instrumental in getting MAYFACS started.

Freya Huxtable

Administrator

Freya has lived in Mayfield since she was 5 years old. After university she spent some time in London but has returned with her own family. Her children attend Mayfield Primary School. She is the chair of the PTA at the school and has been heavily involved with fundraising for the pre school over the past five years.

Shirley Holland
Project Manager

Shirley has lived in Mayfield since 1986 and her two children went to the primary school. She worked at the preschool for a few years, was a governor of the primary school and treasurer of the PTA. She is currently on the committee of the village newsletter and horticultural society. You may also have spoken to her about the Memorial Hall as she is the booking secretary and a trustee. She is also a keen member of MayZing community choir and a handbell ringer with the handbell group in Mayfield.

Tessa Gregory

Trustee

Tessa has lived in Five Ashes since 2001. Once her children started the village pre-school she became involved in the management committee, going on to be Chair. Whilst her children were at the village primary school she became chair of the ‘Friends of Five Ashes School’ (equivalent to a PTA). She became a Parent Governor for the school shortly after, and is currently a Community Governor for the Aspire Federation (Five Ashes and Mayfield CE Primary Schools). Tessa works part time as School Secretary at Five Ashes CE Primary School. She is also a trustee of the Nicholson Trust. Tessa is very enthusiastic about the potential of the MAYFACS initiative, seeing it as an opportunity to harmonise and further develop the activities within the parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes.

To contact MAYFACS about anything, click the 'contact us' link or use the contact details below.

© 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