At the heart of Uckfield, the Rugby Football Club, renowned for its deep-rooted values, has once again illuminated the true essence of community spirit. This Christmas, our dedicated team embarked on a heartwarming mission, cooking and delivering nearly 100 festive meals to isolated and vulnerable individuals and families across Uckfield, Chailey, Crowborough, Lewes, Nutley, and Buxted.
Five Years of Compassionate Service
2023 marked the fifth consecutive year of this noble tradition, a testament to our unwavering commitment to community service. Spearheaded by the dynamic Heidi Greenwood, and supported by a diverse team including our ladies’ team coach, the club’s treasurer, a director, current and ex-members, parents, coaches, and players from both the men’s and ladies’ teams, and our enthusiastic mini players, we’ve demonstrated the power of unity.
Christmas Eve: A Prelude to Giving
The clubhouse buzzed with activity on Christmas Eve, transforming into a hub of food preparation and gift wrapping. Special thanks to the parents of our U10’s mini team who meticulously cooked the turkeys, laying the foundation for a festive feast.
A Festive Feast to Remember
On Christmas Day, while many celebrated with their families, Douglas Scott and his skilled sous chef, Adam, were diligently preparing a sumptuous two-course meal. Their efforts ensured that our recipients enjoyed a traditional 2 course turkey dinner with all the trimmings, bringing warmth and joy to many.
Our heartfelt gratitude extends to everyone who contributed, including Waitrose Community Grant for generously funding the meals. Notable contributions from Liam Miller, Adam Palmer, and Adam Cornford, current and ex-players, added a touch of sweetness with chocolates, biscuits, poinsettias, and gifts for children. Sue Newell’s homemade mince pies were a delightful addition to our care packages.
Delivery Elves Spread Cheer
On the day itself, a team of cheerful ‘Christmas delivery elves’ ensured the timely and warm delivery of meals, offering companionship and a ray of hope to our recipients.
UCKFIELD RUGBY CLUB: More Than Just a Club
As we proudly reflect on our impactful Christmas initiative, Uckfield Rugby Club stands tall as not just a sports club, but a cornerstone of community support and engagement. Looking ahead, we are excited about our plans to expand the clubhouse, further cementing our role as a pivotal force in community aid and collaboration.
Join us at UCKFIELD RUGBY CLUB, where every member is a valued part of our community-driven mission.