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The MASE (Monthly Alzheimer’s Support Evening) Groups are delighted to have been awarded funds from the National Lottery Community Fund to help secure the future of their Groups.

This donation will  help us to support our Carers and their cared-for with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or any form of Dementia.

If you had a bird’s eye view of a MASE meeting, you would observe a sea of happy, laughing and chatting people.  You would never imagine that together they all have an immense sadness they share. 

Everyone attending these meetings, which are held in four  different venues each month, are what we call ‘silent sufferers’ of the most dreadful disease – Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  These are the people who care for someone they have loved for almost a lifetime and are now suffering with either or both Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  The MASE Groups are run totally by volunteers, many of who have lost a loved-one to Dementia.  We have 35 Volunteers who help at each group.  Who better than someone who has walked the pathway of dementia and who can offer tips and tricks to others.  Carers know they are in a safe environment at the MASE Groups;  there is also a wealth of information for them to take home.  The evenings are very informal, with refreshments  available during the evening, and home-made cake and biscuits. There is also entertainment and not a group goes by without people getting up to have a dance. 

St John’s Ambulance/First Responders are at each event just in case anyone is taken ill during the evening. 

The money donated by the National Lottery Community Fund will most definitely help to take pressure off the continual fundraising Trustees have to go through during the year to ensure the MASE Groups can continue.

Trustees are  very grateful to the Community Fund for having the confidence in the service we provide for our Carers and their cared-for, and which we will hope to do for many years to come.  The MASE Groups have been running now for 14 years.

August  2023

On such special occasion the MASE Trustees have decided it is a great opportunity for us to all get together to Celebrate our new King Charles III.

MASE are planning to get all the groups to come together once again on MONDAY 8TH MAY.  This will take place at Lea Hall, Rugeley WS15 2LB (in the big room upstairs).  The afternoon will start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:30 pm. 

There will be a light buffet and as always there will be a paid raffle. We have some lovely prizes – tickets will be £1 for a strip of five numbers. Although there is no charge to come to this afternoon, there will be donation boxes should anyone wish to make a contribution to the MASE (which is not core funded and run totally by 30 Volunteers (which also include the 5 Trustees).

The format will be the same as the Jubilee Celebration held in May 2022.  However this time we have two new entertainers;  Gemma who will sing all the old songs and also play some music to get you all up dancing.  Ben, who plays the saxophone, will also be entertaining us during the afternoon.  Paul Birch will again be ending the afternoon for us in his own inimitable way!

What better way to celebrate not only the Coronation, but also an opportunity for us all to be together again!

We guarantee it will be a feel-good afternoon for us all. 

For further information ring: Daphne on 07939505455 or Michael Creek on 01785 663596

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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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Easy Fundraising

July 31, 2019 Uncategorized

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 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.

The Hednesford group continues to be a great success and is held on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
The location is: The Aquarius Ballroom, Victoria Shopping Park, Hednesford, WS12 1BT
So why not come along we would be delighted to see you!

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.

Alice McMillan

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.