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Short film about MASH

In October MASH won the Lloyds Bank Foundation’s National Award for ‘Valuing Volunteers’. The lovely people at Lloyds Bank made a fantastic film about MASH and our volunteers. It’s an insight into the hard work of our volunteers and a moving testimony from a lovely woman we helped. If you value our work, and after watching our little film, find…

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Hear from MASH clients

BBC Radio Manchester visited MASH and spoke to some of the women we support at the Drop-In Centre. Listen to their experiences. (All voices are by actors taken from interviews). They also spoke to Jackie, an ex-service user who has been through recovery. Listen to her story here. A donation to MASH enables us to provide…

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Lovely poem by an ex-service user

  Saying Goodbye To You It took me so long to get use to you It took me so long, I felt so blue, You took my pride; myself worth, My self-esteem, I became a real jerk.   The lights looked appealing at first I thought, But really it was my life that you sought,…

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Poem – Why Should I?

Waiting in the cold and listening to the birds with their early call, Wanting someone to her my call, Takes time and strain. But don’t put me in pain. Guess, what, I’m a soldier to face another day.    Written by a MASH service user Feb 2015

Poem written in creative writing session with service users

Halloween Orange sky like pumpkin pie, I listened carefully and heard a cry, Up above, A trace of blood dripping from a ghoulish hood, For one second I held my breath, Anticipating a grisly death, But out he walked all bold and black, With what appeared to be a knife about to hack, But when…

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