Children watch a Punch and Judy show at Uckfield Lions' big fun day.

Sun shines for Uckfield Lions’ big fun day

Uckfield Lions held their big fun day on the Luxford Field on Sunday.

They were supported by 32 stalls and car boots from local charities and organisations and the sun shone for the occasion.

Children enjoyed Punch and Judy shows and face painting and other attractions included cakes, hot dogs, refreshments and ice creams and the chance to see an East Sussex Fire and Rescue appliance.

The day was opened by new Uckfield Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew and Deputy Mayor Cllr Jackie Love who also joined in a Zumba session.

There was a fun dog show, sponsored by Paws n Claws in Olives Yard, and 17 dogs entered five categories with prizes awarded to each of the winners.

Kristy Baldock from Canine Partners was the judge. Uckfield Lions are sponsoring the training of a new assistance dog with Canine Partners.

Money raised at the event will enable Uckfield Lions to support other charities and good causes.

Free diabetes screening

On Saturday Uckfield Lions gave members of the public the chance to undertake free diabetes screening.

One hundred people were tested at Bridge Cottage, which was provided free of charge for by Uckfield Preservation Society. Four of the were counselled or referred for further advice.

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

The checks were performed on Glucomen GM equipment which tests one drop of blood and records glucose content in millimolecules per litre- mmol/l. Results will be affected by the fasting state of the patient but generally would be expected to be in the range 3.7-7.0mmol/l.

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 recorded score.

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