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Needlemakers Lewes

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The other weekend Ruth Schofield was at the Needlemakers in Lewes to see the start of our turn being their charity of the year and also how all the coins in their wishing well are retrieved. Here is Ruth’s account of the day:


Have you ever wondered how they get the coins out of a wishing well? The answer, this time, is by abseiling down inside & scooping out the – somewhat muddy – coins!  You can read more about this “extraction” process on the Wealden Cave & Mining society (WCMS) website.  They kindly collect the charity money thrown into the well once a year at the Needlemakers  craft centre Old Well in West St Lewes .


For many years the well has been the collection point for a variety of charities. One chosen charity per year. Now it is our turn and until October 2016 those making a wish by throwing money into the well will be supporting the MS Centre.


On 25th October Jason Street from WCMS  descended the deep, dark, well aided by fellow society member Andy Belcher. I was very impressed by the efficient work of Andy & Jason. The money was brought up from, first, a huge bucket then a ground sheet on the very bottom of the well and emptied into more buckets. The recipient this time will now have the job of cleaning up the money & counting it. In past years several hundreds of pounds have been collected and we hope to do the same in the year ahead.


Please ensure you spread the word to friends,family &  anyone who might be visiting Lewes & ask them to go into the Needlemakers , make a  wish and donate to us. There are  also a variety of craft shops to visit & a charming cafe. The Old Well can be found on the lower level next to the delightful Revive-All  vintage shop whose proprietor, Richard, has been most helpful in saving a place for us this year.

Going down the well at Needlemakers LewesNeedlemakers well Lewes with Sussex MS treatment Centre brochures and signs



Owls at Sainsburys West Hove

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We had a great day this Saturday at Sainsbury’s West Hove with our friends from Owls Out and About.

They brought a number of different owls with them ranging in size from Tinky, a large Bengal Eagle Owl right down to Magic, a Little Owl.

All the owls were extremely well-behaved all day and many people got the chance to get up close to these beautiful birds with some people even getting the chance to hold them whilst wearing one of the special gloves that the handlers use.

In fact as you can see from this photo Centre Manager Penny Peters was one of those lucky people and she is seen here holding Willow, a Barn Owl.

Penny Peters Sussex MS Treatment Centre Manager with Willow the Barn Owl


Owls Out and About have 14 birds between them and go to a number of events around East and West Sussex throughout the year, raising public awareness about owls and helping raise money for good causes. You can find out more about Owls Out and About on their website.

Thanks again to both Owls Out and About and Sainsbury’s West Hove for a great day.


Most Spectacular Fashion Show 25 June

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Don’t forget the Most Spectacular Fashion Show is just a month away. The event is being held on Thursday 25 June at Worthing Assembly Hall. Start time is 7.30 pm and you can still buy tickets from Worthing Box Office and various other local outlets. Contact 07710 658823 for further details.

You can download a copy of the flyer for this event here


STOP PRESS we now have the brilliant Son Guarachando performing in the interval. You can check them out on YouTube


Sponsored Skydive Event

Monday, August 4th, 2014

MS Centre Skydive August 2014We had a fantastic day out at the London Parachute School on Sunday 3rd August when 5 of our members, and 5 Centre supporters took to the skies for tandem skydives.

Centre members Matt Boysons,  Nigel Doodey, Caroline Payne,  Jeremy Saunders and John Wiltshire were joined by Aron Butt, Richard Sayers, and Josh Woolgar from Sainsbury’s West Hove, Sheryl Catterwell (Jeremy’s mum) and Martin Gearing.  They were all extremely brave, especially as there was a long wait before their turns in which to contemplate their fate!

Our thanks go to all of them for their courage, and for their hard work raising sponsorship, and to Martin and Rossetts of Worthing for providing the transport.

Here is a YouTube video showing part of John Wiltshire’s skydive together with some other photos of our brilliant day out.


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Fashion Show Success

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Most Spectacular Fashion Show was an event put on by volunteer fundraiser Jeannette Jones, raising money for the Sussex MS Treatment Centre. Held at the Worthing Assembly Hall on May 15th 2014. The show raised an amazing  £1809.99p for the Centre!

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Peacehaven Abseil

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


The Abseil is back, 31st August @ 11:00.


For a chance to Abseil off Peacehaven Heights with us, call or email the Centre.

The Most Spectacular Fashion Show

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Taking place on the 15th May at Worthing Assembly Hall, starting at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are £15, concessions £10, under 12s free.

Call the box office on 01903 206206.

And coverage in the local press :-


Now being hosted by Guy Lloyd  from Juice FM


Brighton Chicken Run & Hero Run

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The amazing Guy Lloyd, with Brighton’s Juice 107.2 – Radio Made in Brighton, is fundraising for the Sussex MS Treatment Centre by taking part in the Chicken Run and the Hero Run this May.

Learn all about his ChickenHero fundraising here :-

South-coast seafront cycle scavenger hunt

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Sunday June the 1st 2014

Raising money for the Sussex MS Treatment Centre an independent local charity.

From Southwick to Peacehaven, a sponsored cycle ride with clues to solve and prizes to win.

Including a picnic at the finish line and prize giving!

Call 01273 59484 to sign up and take part.

The Brighton Marathon 2014

Thursday, April 10th, 2014








With thanks to:- Michael, Rees, Emma,Wendy, Vanessa, Paul, Nancy, William, Sarah, Emily, John, Mike, Robert, Des, Mark and




India, who completed the mini-mile; and

John Challen

John Challen, who completed the Brighton Marathon after already completing a Triathlon that same morning, which wasn’t without incident!

A big thank you to everyone involved on the day.