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A comfortable rest for weary feet


A BIG THANK YOU to Colin and the boys at Gardner & Scardifield timber yard in Lancing, for generously giving our Royal Voluntary Service bench in South Street, Lancing the most beautiful makeover.
Now Lancing residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a comfortable seat on their way down to the beach and Lancing’s street scene is improved no end.

Opening soon – Vintage Tea Room at Chesham House Centre

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We will shortly be opening our new Vintage Tea Room at Chesham House Community Centre in Lancing.  After a lot of hard work and amazing committment from volunteers, staff and local businesses, we are nearly ready to open our doors and welcome you all.

We are looking for some new faces to join our lovely team of volunteers.

We aim to offer a ‘home from home’ atmosphere with good old-fashioned service. If you can see yourself serving our delicious home-made cakes, coffee and tea and can commit a few hours a week we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested or would just like to find out more please give me a ring on 01903 854640 or email me at Annick.lynn@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

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Dementia Friends


Many of our volunteers and staff attended Dementia Friends sessions at Methold House, Worthing and Chesham House, Lancing over the last  2 weeks. The sessions were delivered by Guildcare a prominent provider of Dementia activities, homes and care in the Worthing area.

The sessions were enjoyed by all participants. They came away with a greater understanding of the disease and the modern approach to helping those 1 in 3 of us who will be affected by it, at first hand or as carers.


West Sussex Armed Forces Weekend in Worthing

We had a stall in Steine Gardens, Worthing on the Saturday to help promote our services and volunteering opportunities within West Sussex.

It was a popular event with many participating organisations dressing the part in 1940’s uniforms.




Vintage Themed Community Coffee Shop

The walls have come down (yes…on purpose!) and our Vintage Themed Community Coffee Shop is underway. It will take a little while to create as we don’t want to close the centre whilst the work is in progress.

But, little by little, things are happening and we hope to be opening mid to late July 2015.

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Free tea, coffee and cake

The reminiscence group at Chesham House are taking part in the Adur Festival again this year, please pop along to their event at Lancing Tabernacle on Saturday 13th June, between 10am and 4pm.
There will be free tea, coffee and cake and a chance to sample recipes from the past like rabbit stew, liver & bacon and eggy toast.

Vintage cafe poster updated


Chesham House will be hosting Level 2 Food Safety Training on the 20th May Please see details below:   Food Safety pub


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