Uckfield and District Lions club would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and also say a very big thank you.

Firstly to Specsavers Uckfield for their sponsorship of the refurbishment of the sleigh, Green’s DIY for the donation of plywood used for the cut out characters on the sleigh ,Fox down construction for continuing to keep the sleigh safe and dry, Jackie and Glenn for the actual decorations on the sleigh .

Secondly thank you to Santa and his Elves for taking the sleigh round Uckfield in extremely challenging conditions, two nights we had temperature’s of minus 6 and very slippery conditions followed by wind and rain ,then the last three nights temperature’s of about 10 degress.

Thirdly thank you to the people of Uckfield and surrounding areas, you came out and supported us what ever the weather and donated a fantastic figure of £5600 a record year ,Total monies raised raised for local good cause in the life of the sleigh has now reached £83000 thank you .

So now Santa and his Elves are resting ,but they are still planning ,so please keep an eye out for information on Prostrate cancer screening and Diabetes testing in early spring ,information will be available on this web site ,Lions Facebook page and Ashdown radio .