As we come to the end of 2022 and another busy term there’s a lot still to come and look forward to here at MASKK. Although we have a few events and activities to get involved with, we do not provide childcare over the Christmas break – however our Friends at Sunshine Pre-school are, click here for more information and contact them for more details. 

Key Dates:

Our last After School Club session is Friday 16th December – and re-opens on Wednesday 4th January 2023.

Our last Short Breaks Saturday Club is 10th December and re-opens for Group Two on 7th January and Group One 14th January. For the rest of your dates check https://www.maskk.org.uk/short-breaks-2022-to-2023/ 

Our last Creative Thursdays session is 15th December (except for the shows!) and re-opens 12th January 2023.

MASKK will be fully closed and the team taking a break from 22nd December to 29th December and then for the New Year Bank Holiday.

 

Creative Thursdays

The Creative Thursdays have been going great! It’s so exciting to think it’s only four weeks until the group perform their new amazing show. Everyone involved has done great but a big thank you to Kiela and Hafsa who have taken a lead. It’s been great having Morven supporting us and Claire (a Trustee of Manor Church and Community Project) has given her time to help us too. The children will be performing as part of the S2 Christmas Showcase of Local Talent, taking place in two locations across two nights.

At the shows we’ll also be showcasing their art work produced this year too – with people able to take home a piece of art for a donation towards the project. Tickets will be available soon but dates and times will be:
Weds. 21st Dec. Temple Park Centre, 197 Harborough Avenue, S2
Thurs 22 Dec. Arbourthorne Centre,33a Edenhall Road, S2

Both shows are 4pm until 6:30pm with an interval including light refreshments. 

Christmas Activities 

This Christmas we have some fantastic activities! These are thanks to partners supporting us including Manor Church & Community Project, or are funded by Healthy Holidays and from donations from local people. We are grateful to the volunteers helping make these happen too!

Christmas Craft Afternoon with Manor Church & Community Project

Friday 16th December
16:00 until 18:00
 Including Christmas Snacks, Crafts and The Christmas Story. Children booked in for the after school club will be supported to attend by our team. Families can also book a place by emailing annabel.1@live.co.uk with how many children and adult places needed.  

Healthy Holidays Christmas Activity Day

Monday 19th December
10:30 until 14:30
With a Christmas Lunch, Active Early Years, Steamworks and more! Reception class +
FREE – But booking required. Parents are not able to stay.
Children who receive means tested Free School Meals will be able to book via iPal.
Space also available for children via MagicBooking (from 7th December)

Young People’s Games Sessions

Tuesday 20th – Chess
Friday 30th – Board Games
11:30 until 14:00
Something for the older ones, age 8+ only. With a lunch provided too.
FREE – But booking required. Parents are not able to stay.
Children who receive means tested Free School Meals will be able to book via iPal.
Space also available for children via MagicBooking (from 7th December)

Panto Time!

This years panto is Aladdin and we have plenty of seats for the whole family!

Taking place on Thursday 29th December at The Hope Centre, Bernard Road, S2. 
We have two showings, 2pm and 6pm with 400 tickets for each show! 

The shows like our other Christmas activities will be free, but with donation opportunities available. Tickets are need – book for free here: https://bit.ly/hhpant 

Fundraising

None of what we do could happen without the ongoing support of donations. This term we’ve been grateful to Kerry who trekked across the desert to raise money for us and S2 Food Bank. April also represented us at the Co-op who have raised over £2,500 for us this year and selected us as their charity for next year too. You can support us without it costing you a penny too!

1) Select us as you Co-op cause: https://coop.uk/3DtfVRm

2) Vote for us at ASDA here: https://bit.ly/3TnRGt4

3) Select us as your charity for everytime you shop on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3T9lBp4

4) Sign up to Easy Fundraising so when you shop online we get a donation:

bit.ly/3ESFSuF

This month we have a Christmas Tree in the Cathedral as part of their Christmas activities people can donate cash or vote for their favourite tree. The tree with the most votes wins £250 for their charity! Voting will also take place online and the link will be shared once it goes live.