By Peter Holland
Pictures by Martin Carter
All too often we hear that someone we know has suffered a stroke or has contracted an obscure ailment which robs its victim of physical or mental capabilities.
The Music was provided by the 1066 Band for the event on The Strand Quay on 1 May.
Such news represents an immediate increase in workload for the immediate family concerned. Some of us manage better than others but however dedicated the relative a great strain is placed upon whoever assume responsibility.
This is where ARRCC, (Activity, Respite and Rehabilitation are the key words), can help. Operating a Day Centre at the top of Rye Hill a dedicated team of tutors and carers entertain a wide cross section of visitors. Typical activities include computer skills, handicraft, painting, creative writing and sculpture. A head or full body massage or a bath for those unable to manage for themselves provide comfort and relaxation.
The small daily charge does not cover costs; there is a constant need for fund raising activity. Rye Mayor Ian Potter recently arranged a most successful Auction, Rye Wheelers arranged a Cycling Marathon for 28 May. Peter Jones influence prompted Councillor Daphne Bagshawe M.A. of East Sussex County Council to hold another Auction, again most successful.
Al Tilbrook sat in with the well known 1066 band on May 1 at Strand Quay. Grace O’ Niell, Director of ARRCC, moved among the many visiting bikers selling raffle tickets.
The Standard Inn in The Mint has organised a Fancy Dress Party and ARRCC themselves will host a Music Fest on June 4 at the Thomas Peacocke College. Tickets for this event are on sale at Phillips & Stubbs and from the Martello Bookshop. Ticket cost is £7.50. Drinks and food will be available.
Do not under estimate the volume of work that goes into organising such events. Those who heave been responsible realise the value of ARRCC to the community which is why they will continue the good work. We ask that you support our party on June 4 and look forward to seeing you there.
Some of the hundreds that attended the party on the Quay at the beginning of May.
June 2005 Issue of “Rye’s Own”
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