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MASH Gift Bag Appeal – Everyone should have something to open at Christmas

Can you put together a gift bag for a woman who might not be receiving anything else this Christmas?

MASH is a Manchester charity that provides non-judgemental support to women who sex work. Each year we support hundreds of women experiencing poverty, homelessness, addiction, violence and a Christmas away from friends and loved ones.

Thanks to our generous supporters, every year we give each woman we support a thoughtful bag full of festive treats and practical items. Can you help this year?

We are looking for kind supporters to donate a Christmas Gift Bag or Box containing these six new items:

a pair of gloves

a pair of socks

a small box of chocolates

a deodorant/body spray

an umbrella

and an item of make-up.

We would appreciate it you stick to the items on the list please. Please do not wrap any items or pop in any extra items as it is important that all the women receive similar gifts.

Some of the women like to send anonymous thank you cards. If you pop your name and address in the bag staff will ensure you receive one of these lovely cards. Last year women said:

“Thank you. That was the only present I got”

“That’s really lovely. You made me feel really happy”

“Thanks. You have a good heart.”

(Please note your name and address will be removed from the bag by staff before it is distributed and your contact details are protected by data protection laws).

Please bring the bags to the MASH drop-in centre on Fairfield Street by 12pm on Friday 20 December.  

If you are a company interested in collecting multiple bags with your colleagues please let us know and we can arrange a collection.

You can drop Janelle a line at or call on the number below to arrange to drop-off your Christmas Gifts.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.


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