Volunteers wanted for Uckfield Social Group meetings

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The Uckfield Social Group, which aims to improve the lives of people with sight impairment, has been in existence for 37 years.

And it has a lively and event-packed monthly programme beginning with Christmas and extending through to next December.

The Christmas meeting is a party on Wednesday, December 4 at Streatfeild House, Downsview Road which will be attended by town mayor Cllr Ian Smith and his wife, Lynda. The meting runs from 2pm-4pm and guests can enjoy tea with sandwiches and cake as well as music from guitarist and singer Tim West.

The Social Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Streatfeild House when visitors can enjoy a talk by a guest speaker.

Any blind or partially sighted person can attend but should be referred by their GP, social services or an employer or carer first.

The existing age group starts is from about 70-76. The club is always looking for new drivers (fuel expenses are paid) and volunteers who can help prepare teas and escort members from chairs to table etc. Anyone who could spare two hours a month and would like to help should contact either Jill Sampson (chair: 01825 763680) or Gwelda Swindells (secretary: 01825 760541)