A double whammy of events for Cuckfield

Members of the Cuckfield Stroke Communication Group (from L to R): Rosemary Kemp, Jill O'Riordan, Norman Watson, David Wilson (Rotary), Sandy Varley (Volunteer Leader),  John Keating, Patricia Taylor, Derek Fernee and professional percussionist Adam Gellibrand SUS-141217-103657001
Members of the Cuckfield Stroke Communication Group (from L to R): Rosemary Kemp, Jill O'Riordan, Norman Watson, David Wilson (Rotary), Sandy Varley (Volunteer Leader), John Keating, Patricia Taylor, Derek Fernee and professional percussionist Adam Gellibrand SUS-141217-103657001

A snazzy red sports car, decked out with Rotary banners and symbols, took part in the Cuckfield Mayor’s Procession, accompanied by members of the Cuckfield & Lindfield Rotary Club and Inner Wheel.

The club has taken part in the event for many years and welcome the contribution from the Mayor’s fund.

The Rotary Club supports many community activities and, in particular, likes to seek out local charities which it can help. Like Rotary itself, these are often run by unpaid volunteers. They had recently come across the Cuckfield Stroke Communication Group and decided to round the contribution from the Mayor’s fund up to a £500 donation.

The Stroke Communication Group meet at Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield every Wednesday and provide a variety of activities to stimulate all the senses of the stroke victims in order help their recovery. There is chorus singing, drawing, miming, gardening and even golf, all of which helps hand, eye and brain co-ordination as well as speech.

The photograph was taken at a percussion session when professional Adam Gellibrand gives each person a drum. The drums are of different sizes from bass drums to small side drums, with the addition of tambourines and bells. Rotary Club President David Wilson and PR man, also David Wilson were amazed at how well the attendees picked up the rhythms and remembered the sequences, before they presented the cheque.

If you would like to join a very friendly Rotary Club and help the community, contact Jaime Wallden on 07866 536 277 or email: jaimewallden@mansellmctaggart.co.uk

Report and pictures contributed by Rotary Club of Cuckfield & Lindfield.