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13th October 2017 

Despite our date clashing with several other local charity quizzes, thanks to some regular and a few new supporters we had a great quiz and managed to raise more than £400. Chris and Christine Rogers produced a varied and challenging quiz and we were helped very efficiently by our fabulous young volunteers. Thank you so much all the local businesses which donated raffle prizes and to our fantasic hosts Roko Gillingham especially.

30th September 2017 

What a fantastic time we had at our 21st Birthday BASH for MASH with supporters, volunteers and friends old and new! A great end to our September awareness campaign; a wonderful way to mark this important milestone in MASH's history and an opportunity to show our appreciation to our outgoing Chairman of many years, Cllr Nick Bowler.

Thank you everyone who helped us - Roko Gillingham, Viva Saxophone Quartet, Vince Maple and Glenn, Angel Catering, Bola Adeyoye Cakes Events-Rentals, Sainsbury's Hempstead Valley and Wild Balloons!
Thank you everyone who came along to celebrate with us, everyone unable to who donated towards the evening or sent well wishes and to all the helpers on the night! Your support was and is massively appreciated!
More than £500 was raised as a result of the event, which will go towards helping us continue to support asthmatics and their families in the Medway Towns
 

 

11th September 2017 - Our September Publicity Campaign, designed to mark the 21st anniversary of MASH becoming a charity, is well underway with a series of outreach, workshops and of course our Bash for MASH party on 30 September at Roko Gillingham.

 

On Saturday 9th September we were again at Sainsbury's Hempstead Valley  with the support of Sainsbury's running a raffle, raising funds and speaking with many people who need our help. Thank you Sainsbury's! #SainsburysLocalCharityOfTheYear #hempsteadvalley

23rd August Do you have an asthma action plan agreed with your GP or asthma nurse, or would you like to know more about how they work? 

Come and find out more in our interactive

Asthma Self Management Workshops  at MASH in September

23rd August   We are excited with plans underway for our

21st Birthday Party....

 

 

22nd August  MASH is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by Team 13 at the NCS Medway wave 2 this August, who are fundraising for several charities including MASH! They are doing a sponsored walk, bake sale and holding a quiz this Friday in Rainham.....Any keen quizzers are encouraged to come along and support this amazing effort and if you can't raise a team, if anyone is interested in joining a MASH table please get in touch as we are trying to pull one together....you can also donate/sponsor them here 

15th August    MASH attended the Medway Youth Trust annual Charity Fair at Gillingham Park to raise awareness of MASH and also to meet NCS participants who were looking for local projects to support in their social action activities.

6th August We had a great couple of days at our our launch as #localcharityoftheyear at #Sainsburys Hempstead Valley, a huge thank you to the kind generosity of Sainsbury's customers and all the staff who came to help man the store. The winners of the competitions have been informed by Salisbury's and around £300 was raised, so a wonderful start. We will be back in September as part of our campaign to raise more awareness of asthma and MASH activities and hopefully raise more funds!

4-5th August 2017

Come along and say hello and have a go at children's crafts or summer games with a chance to win a hamper of toys or summer party goodies at our launch as #localcharityoftheyear at #Sainsburys Hempstead Valley!

 

 

15th July 2017

Thank you so much all the fabulous helpers, therapists, stall holders and of course guests... and to Gillingham Golf Club for hosting...Thanks to all! Next date is 3rd November, so save the date and see you then for some winter pampering and Christmas stocking filler shopping!

 

11th July 2017

Hooray !! MASH has been selected #SainsburysLocalCharityOfTheYear. at our local Hempstead Valley store. We are massively excited to be given this opportunity - thank you everyone who has helped us get there!

 

16th June 2017

Thank you so much everyone who attended and supported us on Friday 16th June at our summer quiz; thank you to all our volunteers who helped out in the run up and on the night and also to all the local businesses who donated to prizes and quiz prizes!  Next Quiz is on Friday 13th October - save the date!

14th June 2017

MASH has been selected as charity of the year for our local University of the Third Age (U3a) and will be holding monthly raffles, kicked off  on 14th June at its AGM. Thank you all who donated and all who supported!

21st May 2107

Another great day at Hempstead Village Fayre with fab weather, raising awareness and funds for MASH with over 181 ducks hooked!

29th April 2017

Thank you so much to Elaine, Robin and the rest of the team at Tesco Extra Gillingham for your fabulous donation of toiletries and makeup for fundraising raffles and ladies pamper events - much appreciated!

29th April 2017

Thank you to all the swimmers and all who helped in planning and on the day with our Splash for MASH 
sponsored swim event, thank you to Roko Gillingham 
for being such great hosts and thank you to to the Medway Mermaids @medwaysyncro for a great display to kick of proceedings. We have 2 weeks to gather in fundraising so watch this space to find out who won the prizes ....

23rd April 2017 

 

Sean Hanna, one of fabulous volunteers, has completed 
the
#LondonMarathon2017, fulfilling a long-held dream, while raising funds for two causes close to his heart - MASH and Kent Bat Group, raising £230 to date for each of his chose charities – thank you so much Sean!

19th April 2017

 

A huge thank you for all Co-op Members who helped support MASH as their

local Good Cause -


We've been awarded an amazing £1,300.65 which will help us continue

to support asthmatics and their families in Medway #coopway

5th March 2017

 

We just submitted a bid to the #PentagonCommunityFund #welovechatham this week for help in enhancing and strengthening MASH's community outreach - Fingers crossed!

18th February 2017 

Thanks so much to everyone involved in our Ladies Pamper Evening last night - to who provided therapies and stall holders, guests, volunteers on the night or those who helped behind the scenes and to Gillingham Golf Club for being such fantastic hosts - next one is 14th July, same time same place!

20th January 2017  - MASH's first quiz of 2017 went off with a bang, fab atmosphere and wonderful generous support of those who attended and donated.  Thank you Roko Gillingham for hosting and to our Trustee Judith Pender who made a great quiz master!  Next one to be confirmed but is planned for June 2017....

Fantastic MASH AGM on Tuesday evening with guest speaker, Dr Alaisdair Stewart, Consultant Chest and Allergy Physician from Medway Maritime Hospital.... thanks to everyone who came along and helped us to mark another year gone by and celebrate our 20th birthday!

MASH Trustees and Staff and guest speaker, Dr Alaisdair Stewart from Medway Maritime Hospital at MASH's 2016 AGM

MASH AGM is being held on 29th November 2016 at 7pm at the Medway Asthma Centre. Guest speaker is Alaisdair Stewart, Consultant Chest and Allergy Physician at Medway Maritime Hospital. Come and help us celebrate our 20th birthday!

Thanks so much everyone for your support at the Ladies Pamper Evening at Gillingham Golf Club on 18th November 2016! Thanks to all our fantastic volunteers for their help on the night and in preparation. Save the date for the next one - 17th February 2017 at 6pm.....Thank you all!

NOVEMBER 2016 - MASH is eligible to receivie a potentially substantial donation from Coop Gillingham - Coop membership card holders will soon be asked if they would like to nominate a charity to recieve a share of their government carrier bag charge and also a percentage of the takings of own branded goods in the stores involved but only those in the ME7 postcode can support us. If this applies to you, please help us raise some much needed funds and nominate MASH today - thank you! We appreciate your support!

4th November 2016 - Thank you Roko Gillingham for hosting yet another wonderful MASH Quiz and to our guest quiz masters Chris and Christine Rogers and to all our volunteers and supporters who helped on the night, donated and attended ! A great evening & fab support. The auction and christmas hamper were great and over all we raised a record amount. Thank you everyone involved! Next one to be confirmed but will probably be in March or April 2017....

We had an excellent time at the Medway Mile 2016.....Great event! Well done Deano!

Thank you everybody who voted in store and online and shared on our behalf -  we weren't successful as Charity of the Year this time but wish Making Miracles all the best as Charity of the Year at Sainsburys Hempstead Valley 

Yet another fantastically successful quiz night held with the kind support of Roko Health Club Gillingham on 1st July 2016 - thank you to our guest quiz masters, Chris and Christine Rogers, and to all our supporters and our wonderful hosts ! A great evening & fab support. Save the date for the next one - 4th November 2016 at 7pm.....We will be holidng an auction at this event and hope to have some fabulous treats and special christmas presents up for grabs!

Thank you anyone who has voted or helped spread the word for our bid as charity of the Year at Sainsbury's Hempstead Valley in June 2016. Were crossing our fingers, winners are announced mid-July
Thank you for your support!

Once again, for the second year running, MASH has been shortlisted as a finalist to become Hempstead Valley Sainsbury's Charity of the year BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! So if you can spare a moment to vote for us please click here for more info!

Great fun was had at the KM Charity Team 5k colour run on 12th June 2016, raising money for MASH and KM Charity Team - thanks all who supported and to the NINE runners who together raise more than £550 for MASH!

MASH had a fantastic outreach at Asda Chatham last Saturday 11th June 2016 - and Deano was such a great success! Great to meet so many people and thank you people of Chatham and surrounding areas for your donations...

May has been super busy, starting with World Asthma Day, marked with an awareness event at Medway Maritiem Hosptial. We also had Hempstead Fayre where Deano put in an appearance - we extend a massive thank you to all our volunteers for their help and for all the families who had a go at our Hook a Duck and Card games....

 

MASH had a fantastic outreach at Asda Gillingham in April - our first visit here. Great to meet so many people and thank you people of Gillingham for your donations 

1st April 2016 - Thank you Roko Gillingham for hosting yet another wonderful MASH Quiz and to our guest quiz master MASH trustee Judith Pender ! A great evening & fab support. Save the date for the next one - 1st July 2016 at 7pm.....We are looking forward to it!

Another fantastic Ladies Pamper Evening at Gillingham Golf Club on 26th February 2016! A great evening & fab support, possibly the best attended yet....thank you to Rosie from ASDA for helping and to all our fantastic volunteers for their help on the night and in preparation. Save the date for the next one - 28th November at 6pm.....Thank you all!

Thank you Medway Maritime Hospital for allowing MASH to undertake our first of several awareness events here of the year. We enjoyed meeting lots of people who are interested in our activities and what we can offer and had a tombola fundraising stall. Thank you everyone for your support!

MASH held its first 2016 outreach and awareness event at The Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham on 9th January 2016. A great day, met lots of people and raised some much appreciated funds! 

MASH held its 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3rd December 2015 and enjoyed an interesting presentation by Stuart Steed, Environmental Protection Officer at Medway Council re the Health Impacts of Air Pollution and Medway’s Air Quality Action Plan. Thank you to everyone who attended. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Ladies Pamper Evening at Gillingham Golf Club on 6th November 2015! A great evening & fab support....save the date for the next one - 26th February at 6pm.....Thank you all!

Such a shame Medway Mile 2015 was cancelled: Deano was all ready to attempt the mile as well as the mascot race...maybe the weather will be kinder next year!

Thank you everyone who voted for us to  become Charity of the Year for Sainsburys at Hempstead Valley 2015. Unfortunately this time we were not successful but we would like to wish the Teenage Cancer Trust all the very best in the coming year as its nominated local charity. 

We had a great day at ASDA Chatham on Saturday 6th June 2015 - Deano the Dinosaur was a great hit - thank you customers of ASDA Chatham for being so welcoming and generous!

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