Prostate & Diabetes Testing

Twice a year Uckfield Lions organise a free Diabetes Testing morning. One is held in Uckfield on the first weekend in June & the second in Heathfield later in the year. Come along & take advantage of our free test which are performed by qualified personel using a drop of blood to measure the blood sugar level. If the nurses find a reading out of the normal range they will recommend a follow-up with your GP for a more acurate test. In past years there have been two Diabetes Testing days in Uckfield, one at the Belmont centre in April combined with Prostate Screening & another Diabetes Screening at Bridge Cottage in the High Street in June.

For further information contact Lion David Skinner at dajskinner@hotmail.com or on 01323 767656

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party

Every December, Uckfield Lions organise a Christmas party for senior citizens at Nutley Village hall. Invitations are sent out around October time & around 120 guests enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, followed by afternoon tea. Transport can be provided for a limited number of wheelchairs & for people unable to arrange their own transport. See latest news page for past years press releases.

For further information on our Christmas party, contact any member of Uckfield Lions or call into the Lions bookshop in Olives Yard. See details on the contact us page

Sussex Air ambulance

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Lions have supported the Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance for a number of years, and indeed the Lions of Uckfield have given donations from our Charity Account on several occasions. At the beginning of 2014 our District, which covers Kent Sussex and Surrey an agreement with them guaranteeing we would raise funds of at least £250, 000 over 10 years to enable them to upgrade to have night flying capability. This involved the provision of special night vision headsets for the pilots, the fitting of additional equipment in the helicopters, the funding of pilots and medics for night time cover, and the provision of landing lights at the hospitals they service.  In the first nine months we have raised and given them over £150,000 and the rate of funding is not slowing down. The helicopters are now night functional and this has resulted in an operational success factor increasing by over 100%.

Message in a Bottle & Message in a Wallet.

Have you got a bottle or know of someone who should have one? Bottles are free & can be collected from pharmacies, doctor’s surgeries, any Lion Member or the Lions bookshop at Olives Yard, High Street, Uckfield.

This simple but effective scheme provides vulnerable people or people living on their own with vital life saving information in a common place, the fridge, where it can easily be found in the event of an emergency. This will save the Emergency Services valuable time & money.

Two labels, one on the inside of the front door and the other on the fridge, alerts the Emergency Services that this information is available. The information stored in this readily identifiable container includes personal details, doctor’s name and telephone number, a brief description of any medical conditions, allergies, family contact details and Repeat Prescription location.

The same facility is now available as Message in a Wallet. This additional scheme was introduced by Uckfield Lions in 2017. Details are entered onto a small card & kept with a person in their wallet or purse.

For more information contact Barry on 07583 025588