Speaker at a quarterly community lunch organised by Uckfield Volunteer Centre last week was Nick Balding, a National Trust ranger from Sheffield Park.
He said that without these volunteers the National Trust would not be able to operate. A number of them were recruited through the volunteer centre and he appealed for all volunteer and service organisations to continue their support.
The talk was followed by a question and answer session and by updates from organisations including Isfield Forget-Me-Not Club, Wealden Talking News, who are looking to expand the client base for their free service to the blind and partially sighted; East Sussex Community Transport and the Churches Family Welfare Organisation.
The meeting was held at the Luxford Centre and a buffet was prepared by members of the volunteer centre.