Ann Montier, manager at Uckfield Volunteer Centre, at the launch of the centre's new website.

Uckfield Volunteer Centre launches new website

About 40 people attended an event on Friday to celebrate the launch of a new Uckfield Volunteer Centre website.

Office manager Ann Montier gave people a tour of the website which she said provided information and guidance for people interested in volunteering.

She added: “The whole thing is easy to navigate and every page shows when we are open and where we are.”

The event was held at the Luxford Centre and as the meeting opened people were asked to remember, in silence, Norman Baldwin, a valued member of the volunteer centre, who died earlier this month, and who would be much missed.

Voluntary organisations were later given the opportunity to talk about the work they do.

Speakers ranged from Marion Lucken of Homestart East Sussex, which offers family support; to Sue Daniel and Elaine Morris, from the Uckfield Singers who raise about £1,000 for charity each year, and to Graham Russell from the Uckfield Housebound and Friendship Club which organises lunch and tea outings for older, mainly housebound people.

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Sue Daniel and Elaine Morris from Uckfield Singers.

Also there was Tom Crellin who spoke about a new charity, Uckfield Community Resilience, which was registered in February and is due to be launched at the Uckfield Big Day on Saturday, July 11.

Tom said the aim of the charity was to help the community to respond to and recover from major incidents, such as thoses where people might be made homeless by fire, flood or lightning strike.

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Tom Crellin from Uckfield Community Resilience.

A team of volunteers would be trained so they were ready to respond to such incidents and carry on with a clean-up after the emergency services had left.

Bob Eaves, president of Uckfield Lions, and treasurer for the volunteer centre, also spoke of a new noticeboard which has been provided by British Rail at Uckfield Railway Station.

He said the Lions had been asked to monitor and manage the noticeboard and if people would like to take notices in to the volunteer centre then they could be placed on it.

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Graham Russell, left, who spoke about the Uckfield Housebound and Friendship Club during an event held to celebrate the launch of a new Uckfield Volunteer Centre website, is pictured with Bob Eaves, treasurer of the volunteer centre and also president of Uckfield Lions.

Uckfield Volunteer Centre organises community lunches and the next one is due to be held, along with the centre’s annual general meeting, on September 4.

• Contact details can be found for Uckfield Volunteer Centre 24/7 in their listing in our Uckfield Directory. Just search for the name or look in categories for Uckfield Information or Volunteering.

Uckfield Singers‘ contact details are also available in the Uckfield Directory either by searching for their name or in categories for Choirs or Music.

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