Abbeyfield become Ferring Colts’ new cricket shirt sponsor

Ferring Cricket Club are delighted to confirm that Abbeyfield Ferring Society Ltd have become the new sponsor of the club’s Colts’ shirts.

Abbeyfield Ferring offer a wide variety of care and support services locally. Our Support at Home service, at Old School House which is assisted living with extra care; Cornwell House our residential home, and our dementia support and advice services which also offer respite day care.

Jacqui Swindells, chief executive officer of Abbeyfield Ferring Society Ltd , with colleagues Pandora Barclay and Michelle Roebuck recently saw the new shirts in action when they visited an U10 training session at the club’s Little Twitten ground in Ferring.

Ferring CC chairman Rob Miller commented “We are very grateful to Abbeyfield for their generous sponsorship. Our Colts’ section has become a successful and intrinsic part of our village club. Our U12s won their league last year and a number of our Colts have been selected to go onto the Sussex Pathway, a programme to identify and develop talented cricketers at an early age.”

“We are running three sides this year at U10, U13 and U14 levels under the management of Alex King, club member and Sussex Cricket Development Officer, with the essential help of parents and volunteers. It is great to have the local business community engage with the club as it is a significant financial commitment to run the Colts’ section. It is a boost to the confidence of all involved that a respected organisation such as Abbeyfield Ferring have chosen to support our efforts”.

Ferring’s Got Talent – Saturday 4 June

Abbeyfield Ferring are delighted to sponsor Ferring’s Got Talent on Saturday 4 June on the Village Green.

This is a great way to join in The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in the Village. The competition is open to individuals and groups of all ages.

Prizes will be given for the most Entertaining Act, Most Original Act. Enthusiasm; talent; entertainment, presentation and overall ability to entertain the audience will be taken into consideration, and the final choice will be down to the judges.

Fill in an entry form to enter and please contact Rassasy, Abbeyfield Ferring or email

Join us for a Ferring Village spectacular on Saturday 4 June, 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm on the Village Green. Download a poster.

Download an entry form here. These must be handed in to Rassasy Farm Shop and Delicatessen or the Abbeyfield Ferring Office. Alternatively, you can send a scanned or photographed version by email.

Cornwell House Summer Garden Party

It was a lovely warm day for this year’s Summer Garden Party at Cornwell House, our residential care home, in the village of Ferring, near Worthing.

The staff and volunteers worked incredibly hard to make this a day to remember and it was well supported by families of residents, friends of Abbeyfield Ferring, volunteers and staff. It was a great opportunity for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. The residents talked about it for weeks and we were very grateful for the support of local businesses who donated raffle prizes and plants. The event raised £619.50 and our residents will be deciding to spend the money which could go to social events or trips out.

This year, for the second year running, we welcomed the energetic dance and entertainment group, Eight Beat Jive. Their demonstrations of dance from the 1930s (Balboa) through to Lindy Hop (Jitterbug) in the 1940s, Rock ‘n’Roll and the history behind the music and dance, was thoroughly enjoyed by all ages.

The care home staff made cream teas, baked homemade cakes, served up hotdogs and burgers and sold hundreds of raffle tickets. The tombola did extremely well and all the cakes disappeared from the cake stall and lots of visitors purchased plants.

The Home Manager said ‘Thank you to everyone for making our garden party such a fun-filled day and seeing the smiles on our residents’ faces and the joy the day brings makes the hard work all worthwhile. We receive a lot of support from local traders and our suppliers. It was a fabulous afternoon.’