News and Updates

We try to take lots of photos of the things we do. Here is a slideshow of some of our best photos, and then more details below.

RSM Photoshow


posted 17 Dec 2015, 08:02 by Sascha Evans   [ updated 17 Dec 2015, 08:03 ]

Rotherfield St Martin is working with Mayfield and Five Ashes Community Initiative to set up a new project to support older people in Mayfield and Five Ashes. 

For more information about the role they are advertising, go to Recruitment


posted 8 Dec 2015, 09:47 by Sascha Evans   [ updated 8 Dec 2015, 09:48 ]

‘After 15 years, I have decided to hang up my RSM cloak! I am so grateful to everyone in Rotherfield and beyond for supporting the charity and me in particular. RSM would never have succeeded if wasn’t for the belief, trust and amazing generosity of spirit of the people of Rotherfield. I am amazed at how the charity has grown and very proud that we have been able to support other villages to set up similar projects. I step down immensely proud of all that has been achieved and excited about what RSM will achieve in the future.’

For a the full announcement, see below:


posted 7 Oct 2015, 09:00 by Sascha Evans

Join us for a great line up of speakers on 24th October. This conference is suitable for anyone who has been affected by Dementia or who is interested in learning more about it. Please see poster below.


posted 3 Aug 2015, 03:56 by Sascha Evans   [ updated 3 Aug 2015, 03:57 ]

RSM has been shortlisted for a very high profile Third Sector Award, under the category 'Small Charity, Big Achiever'.  The Third Sector Awards are one of the charity sector's most high profile awards and we are very honoured to have been included on such a strong shortlist. Winners will be announced at a dinner ceremony on 24th September.

For details of the awards, visit

Jo's visit to Parliament - July 2015

posted 16 Jul 2015, 03:59 by Rachael Wood   [ updated 2 Aug 2015, 16:09 by Sascha Evans ]

On Tuesday Jo was invited up the Speakers House at the House of Commons to celebrate the first anniversary of Dementia Friendly Parliament, hosted by Mr Speaker, The Rt Hon John Bercow MP. She went up with our District Councillor, Phil Dixon and got to meet Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health. A fantastic opportunity to spread the word of RSM!

Keeping Active - May 2014

posted 15 May 2014, 08:30 by Rotherfield St Martin   [ updated 15 May 2014, 08:30 ]

Keeping active is essential for many elderly people and it can be even more difficult once mobility becomes an issue. Each week we take a group of our members to Crowborough Leisure Centre for fitness classes with instructors Janet and Sue. 

Here's members Danny and Ken working on their upper body strength with some weights.

Exercise Class May 2014

House of Lords Trip - Apr 2014

posted 3 Apr 2014, 23:42 by Rotherfield St Martin   [ updated 5 Apr 2014, 02:41 ]

Jo Evans, Founder and Charity Manager, and Andy Miller, Chair are off on their way to London. Can you guess where they're going? (Clue: they might bump into Black Rod)

House of Lords Trip - Apr 2014 House of Lords Trip - Apr 2014

And here are Andy and Jo outside their destination! They're off to a reception at the House of Lords. RSM has been nominated for a special award....

House of Lords Trip - Apr 2014 

And here is Jo casually hanging out on the roof terrace at the House of Lords...

House of Lords Trip - Apr 2014

We are completely delighted to announce that Rotherfield St Martin has been nominated as the East Sussex Public Health Hero! We are one of 23 nominees from different counties across the UK. (Here's the certificate that Jo and Andy received at the House of Lords today.)

April 2014

Here we are with Jane Ellison MP Minister for Public Health collecting our award.

House of Lords Trip - Apr 2014

Richard Evans - March 2014

posted 22 Mar 2014, 01:54 by Rotherfield St Martin   [ updated 22 Mar 2014, 01:54 ]

This week, Richard Evans came to talk to us about his Race to Rio - as part of the Clipper Round the world Yacht race. It was a really inspirational talk especially as he used the trip to raise money for research into prostate cancer.

Tea at Mark Cross Garden Centre - March 2014

posted 11 Mar 2014, 09:08 by Rotherfield St Martin

Well, what a Monday afternoon we had! Sussex Country Gardener invited us up to Mark Cross, East Sussex for afternoon tea. The staff plied 70 of us with the most delicious tea, cake and scones. Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome. We're salivating just thinking about our next trip!
Tea at Mark Cross Garden Centre - March 2014 Tea at Mark Cross Garden Centre - March 2014

Vintage Wedding Dress - Feb 2014

posted 26 Feb 2014, 05:40 by Rotherfield St Martin   [ updated 3 Mar 2014, 05:54 ]

 Samantha modelling a wedding dress donated the the Charity Shop - Feb 2014

We've gone all Downton Abbey! This beautiful Edwardian Irish tapelace wedding dress, modelled by our charity shop manager, Sam, was donated a couple of days ago. It's one of a number of stunning items that we've got in stock. Come down for a visit (and a cup of tea)

Please contact Samantha on 01892 853925 for further details.

Samantha modelling a wedding dress donated the the Charity Shop - Feb 2014

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