Tuck In Deaf Ramble Special - Promoting Positive Mental Health and Well-Being

What is this about?

Talking Hands Cafe and DeafCOG are teaming up to promote positive Mental Health and Well-Being in the Deaf Community by encouraging the Deaf community to ramble in the beautiful countryside near Hassocks and Ditchling, to socialise with each other and of course to have a well deserved hot meal at John and Caroline Palmer's magnificent Talking Hands Cafe in Hassocks after the ramble!

Talking Hands Cafe is owned and run by an experienced team of Deaf people serving the community from sunrise until sundown.

The map of Talking Hands Cafe.

Last year's ramble at the Long Man of Wilmington, East Sussex!

So what is the plan?


Sunday, 4th November 2018

Where do we meet up?

Talking Hands Cafe, 4 Stanford Terrace, Station Approach, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8JF

What time at the cafe?

11.30am for tea, coffee or orange juice and cake 

What time does the ramble start?

12 noon 
What time we return to the cafe?

3pm-3.30pm for tea, coffee or orange juice 
What time does the meal start?


Do I have to book and pay in advance?

Yes - if you want to eat you will need to come and do the ramble too. It is £15 per person and the menu can be seen below.

Where is the ramble taking place?

It will be a 4 mile circular walk from Hassocks, Clayton, Jack & Jill Windmills, South Downs Way, Keymer and back to Hassocks. Click the button below for full details of the map and routes. 

John Morgan who volunteers for DeafCOG will be the lead rambler assisted by his colleague Christopher Wyer who is also a volunteer for DeafCOG.

Where will the money for the meal and ramble go?

Talking Hands Café will donate 10% of their sale proceedings to DeafCOG which will be used to cover the cost of venues like Our Space in Brighton and other future events to promote our campaigns, etc.

 What is on the menu?

It will be John and Caroline Palmer's most famous and popular curry and you can be assured of a wonderful meal!

  • Homemade Chicken curry or Homemade Vegetarian curry - served with :

  • White fluffy boiled rice 

  • Homemade Onion Bhaji

  • Homemade Naan bread

  • Poppadoms

  • Onion salad

Tea, coffee or orange juice will be provided with the meal. There will be other drinks or alcohol available which is extra.

  • Gluten and dairy free option available (please ask John Palmer by text only on 07402 822 692 for more information before you book)

  • Vegetarian option available (please ask John Palmer by text only on 07402 822 692 for more information before you book) 

 How do I book?

Simple! Just fill in the form below to reserve your place. Please make sure you pay Talking Hands Cafe by BACS at the same time when you reserve your place. Talking Hands Cafe's bank details are on the form below.