Uckfield Lions president Frank Phillips presents a cheque for £1,500 to Gemma Kybert of Oscars Wish.

Lions give £1,500 to Oscars Wish Foundation

Uckfield Lions have presented a cheque for £1,500 to the Oscars Wish Foundation charity which provides support for families following the loss of a baby.

Gemma Kybert, from Buxted, who founded the charity accepted the cheque from Lions president Frank Phillips at a fun day at the Luxford Field, on Sunday.

The money, raised through an Easter egg raffle and this year’s President Project, will go towards refurbishment of the bereavement suite at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

Sun shines for Lions Fun Day

Hundreds of people turned out for the Lions Fun Day, which was partly sponsored by SLM Toyota Uckfield.

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Entertainment included songs from duo Dandelion Charm, followed by dancing from Universal Dance.

Jimmy the Jester was there and Emma Naylor led a Zumba session.

Stalls included the Lions cake stall, refreshments, tombola, raffle, Lions secondhand book shop, the MS Society, Girl Guides, car boots and many more.

200 take advantage of Lions diabetes testing service

• More than 200 people took advantage of a diabetes testing service offered by Uckfield Lions in Uckfield High Street, on Saturday. Nine people were referred to their GP afterwards.

The tests were conducted by physician associate Alyson Ring, nurse Jill Harriss, and pharmacist David Skinner.

As a further service everyone was offered the Diabetes UK Risk Assessment which requires body measurement to be done in the patient’s home.

This assessment indicates the probability of the patient developing diabetes in future years and indicates appropriate action to be taken by the patient for each reorded score.

The diabetes testing was conducted in Uckfield High Street thanks to support from Chris Lawson, of Lawson Commercial.

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