Unfortunately, due to no fault of the MASE, the Groups will no longer be using Staffordshire University Academy for their monthly Groups in Hednesford. The cost implications in changing venues are incredible and was a decision that was not taken lightly. However, they say ‘things happen for a reason’, and we have thankfully found a Hall that will accommodate the Hednesford Group. The new group will start on Monday 28 March and will run from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. The Venue is St John’s Church Hall, Hednesford Road, Heath Hayes WS12 3DZ. The groups will take place on the last Monday of each month and we have no doubt they will be a huge success. Please do come along and visit us – the hand of friendship and support is offered to all people attending.
In light of the ongoing crisis with Coronavirus, Chase Corona Support Network was set up to coordinate a local task force and to provide local information for residents and a commitment to pass on national information.
Many of our residents are elderly or vulnerable and may soon be self-isolating. Those who do not have friends or family may encounter difficulties with getting supplies and we would like to provide a link for those working in local groups to identify or to provide a place where people can be directed to a volunteer or other help.
We are compiling a database of volunteers to keep in telephone contact with over 70’s if they have to be isolated for some time. Many people have stockpiled certain items leaving others in need. We will allow people to exchange items but we will not allow items to be sold or advertised for sale. It will be important that anyone volunteering to help a neighbour does not put themselves or others at risk, so anyone volunteering must take notice of Public Health England advice regarding self-isolation.
Residents are advised to not hand over any money in exchange for shopping to anyone that don’t know or trust. We hope that with the support of honest individuals we can coordinate a group that ultimately will help to save residents lives.
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Staffordshire University Academy, Marston Road, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffs WS12 4JH (the turning is off Belt Road, directly opposite a little white corner shop)
The entrance for the school is in Marston Road and is straight ahead of you. The red/white barrier will be up to enable you to enter.
This car park is for the MASE people. So park your vehicle and walk up towards the entrance of the building.
There will be a security person on the door, who will guide you into the new room.
Please be aware this is a school hall and as such will not look anything like the Aquarius. However the volunteers will all be there to ensure you have a pleasant evening.
We are on the ground floor and should we need to evacuate the building it will be a simple process. It will of course be different but it is what we make it, and all Trustees are confident the Group and the Venue will be a huge success
Easyfundraising – click to see details of how to raise FREE donations to the MASE when shopping on line for goods
Before you go shopping on-line please think ‘easyfundraising’.
1. Join: head to easyfundraising.org.uk search for the MASE and start raising funds.
2. Shop: There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board, so pick the one ou want and start shopping.
3. Raise: After you have made your purchase, the retailer will make a donation to us at no extra cost whatsoever!
Sincere thanks to each and every one of you who uses this site to help raise funds for the MASE.
Fantastic News The MASE Group has won an award for the Dignity in Care Award 2012
A very big thank you to those who completed a nomination form for the group they touched us very much.
Pictured with Daphne is Alice McMillan who cared for her husband with Alzheimer’s for many years.
Sadly he died last year in a Nursing Home, but Alice continues to attend the MASE, with friends that she has met through the MASE.She is a valuable asset to our Group and her experience can help to benefit others who are on the same sad journey of dementia.
Alice wrote a poignant letter in support of the MASE for the Dignity and Care Awards –please click on this link Carer’s view to read her wonderful nomination.
It is only when you read through this letter that the true value of the MASE groups is appreciated.