It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vee Watts.

She was a long time member of MOPP's and was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by us all. May she rest in eternal peace.


We at MOPP were saddened at the recent passing of Hugh Morgan who has been a member for the past two years.

Hugh was a lovely Man with a great sence of humour and he will be sadly missed. May he Rest in Peace.

Our condolences to Hugh's Daughter Deborah and Family.

Esther Maria De Vries  

It is with great sadness we learned of the passing of

Esther De Vries.  
Esther moved into Fairlight approximately 30 years ago and soon became an active member of the village, joining many of the clubs with her late husband Doug.  Val King recalls the many fun WI meetings and Esther being chair of the Wine Club. 
 Jim first met her in 1995 when he joined the Fairlight Players, “ My very first play with her 
was in 1996 in ‘Fish Out Of Water’.  Many members will remember Esther with great fondness for her wonderfully characterful presence on stage, and her warm and friendly nature off.” 
Esther and her late Husband Doug attended MOPP’S from the beginning, remembered Sylvia, “ She will be sadly missed.” 
I am sure you will all join me in sending our condolences to Esther’s family. 


We said a sad farewell to another longtime member of Mopp's last Friday. Sylvia Boiing had been with us from the beginning. She was a lovely, kind artistic and generous Lady who often made donations to our Charity, MOPP. Sylvia will be sorely missed by everyone.

Our thoughts and prayers go to all of her family.

It was another sad occassion for us all at MOPPs when we heard the news that David Roberts had passed away on the 10th of May. David had been a longtime member together with his wife, Olga. Our love, thoughts and prayers go to all the family.

We at Mopps were saddened to hear of the recent passing of yet another long time member, Elizabeth Prior, better known to all of us as 'Auntie Betty'.

Betty was a lovely, caring Lady who always wanted to join in with all the fun, games and competitions and she loved her weekly visits to Mopps and will be greatly missed.

May she rest in eternal peace.

We are saddened to report the passing of Doreen Honour who was a long-time member at MOPPS.

Doreen was a lovely Lady with a very kind heart and she will be truly missed.

May she R.I.P. xxx

Today at the Hastings Crematorium, the 1st of May we said farewell to a true Gentleman, Mr Ken Holland of Fairlight who sadly passed away on the 14th April 2018. Ken and his late wife Jean attended MOPPS for many years and he will be greatly missed. May he R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of

George Rogers, a longtime member at MOPP's for many years.

George peacefully passed at Bannow House retirement home on February 20th 2018. He was 81 years old. R.I.P George.

Farewell to George Norden

We were extremely saddened to say farewell to Mopp's member George Norden on Friday, 21st April after passing a month earlier. George originally from North London had lived in the Five villages complex in Icklesham for the past two years and loved his day out at Mopps every Friday.

Mopp's volunteer Robert Pasterfield represented us at George's funeral at Hastings Crematorium last Friday April 21st and read a very touching Eulogy to him May George R.I.P.

Farewell to Pat Earnshaw

MOPP's members, volunteers and carers were saddened at the news of dear Pat Earnshaw's passing last Thursday, July 7th. Pat had been a member of MOPP for quite a few years, initaially attending with her late Husband, Vic. She was such a beautiful, fun Lady and will be sadly missed by all. May she R.I.P.

Farewell to Bert Alfred Farmer

We said a sad farewell to Bert Farmer last week. Bert had lived in Fairlight for many years and had been coming to MOPP's for the past eighteen months. He was a remarkably fit Man right up until the end. Bert served in World war 2 for six years and received many prestigious medals (photo below). We send our condolences to his three daughters Caroline, Jackie and Jill and all the family.

Pictured here with Founder Sylvia gutsell.

A sad day today when we said farewell to Leon Tuppen, a member for the past two years. We send our condolences to his wife Jane and Family and sincerely thank them for sending all the donations made in Leon's memory to MOPP - Marsham Older People's 

He was a true Gentleman and will be sadly missed. R.I.P.


Meeting every Friday

Meeting every Friday at Fairlight Village Hall, Broadway, Fairlight

between 10.00am and 2.30pm.



Fairlight Village Hall,

Broadway, Fairlight.


01424 814 726


Only call between the hours of 9am and 2pm on fridays 


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Telephone: 07703 585329

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