Lions present leaf blower to Brighter Uckfield volunteers

One community group helped another yesterday when members of Uckfield Lions Club presented Brighter Uckfield volunteers with a petrol-engined leaf blower.

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Brighter Uckfield volunteers with the petrol-engined leaf blower presented to them by Uckfield Lions. In the picture, front, left to right, are Lion David Airey, PP Estates owner Philip Eves, Brighter Uckfield volunteers Stuart Woodham and Beryl Venables, and Lion Peter Bostock. Standing, left to right, are Brighter Uckfield treasurer Martin Barnett, chairman Ian Smith and volunteers Pam and David Wright.

Brighter Uckfield chairman Ian Smith said the group was grateful for the donation. They would be able to undertake a lot more work on clearing leaf fall in the autumn, and grass and weed cuttings throughout the year.

Ian said: “The equipment has been purchased from Bellbrook Industrial Estate business PP Estates at a very special price, and they have included a gallon of fuel. This is another fine example of how community groups and local business can work together to bring benefits to the town.”

He said Brighter Uckfield was gradually building up a useful collection of tools and it made a big difference to them that PP Estates offered the volunteers a generous discount on maintaining them.

Lions David Airey and Peter Bostock presented the leaf blowing machine yesterday and said they were pleased to support another community group in the town. The club has previously provided litter pickers to help the clean-up group.

Brighter Uckfield volunteers were litter picking in the town as usual yesterday and one of the more usual items they picked up was a chair hauled from the River Uck. They later discovered it had come from The Station pub.

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Brighter Uckfield volunteers David Wright and Ian Smith sitting on the very wet chair hauled from the River Uck.

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