Merstham Aid Project - MAP


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Events for next year

MAP announce their programme of fundraisers for next year and full details can be found here




ZANE Fundraiser


ON Thursday 5th October Ant and Lizzie Webb-Martin attended a ZANE fundraising  dinner at The Temple Church & Inner Temple, Inn of Court, London

An anonymous donor paid for all the tickets, so the money collected that night through ticket sales, raffles and the pound game all went to Zane’s initiatives.  Speakers from Zimbabwe were the Honourable Tendai Biti, Lawyer and previous Minister of finance during the coalition, David Coltart, opposition Senator and human rights lawyer and Cathy Buckle writer and blogger

The situation in Zimbabwe remains as bad  as ever – but it is old news and sadly often forgotten.  Zane does a remarkable job; supporting pensioners who have no money, community projects and children born with club foot.  To find out more visit





On Saturday 28th October 2017 MAP held their annual quiz in Canada Hall, Battlebridge Lane, Merstham.

Nearly 70 people enjoyed the competition of questions read out by the Quiz Master.



A delightful ploughman's supper was enjoyed at half time and there was a fruit platter for desert. During the interval quizzers were able to take part in a 'Dingbats' amusement round.





MAP's home made jams and ginger wine were also on sale




There were 8 rounds in the quiz with 10 questions in each round. One was selected by each team as their "Joker" round to score double points


All the questions were read out aloud and viewed on screen . 

Money raised will be distributed amongst our charities as soon as possible.

Many thanks to all who attended for your patronage and to all who contributed to making this such a fun evening.


There was plenty to buy at MAP's jumple

 get a good read                             or            shoes and bags

Clothes                                        and        household goods

Thanks to all those who donated goods and/or came to buy, £300 was raised for distribution to our Partner charities.



On Saturday 8 May two of our members hosted "A Full English Breakfast" The food was fabulous and great value. £239 was raised which included income from the sale of ginger wine and marmalade. There will be an opportunity to buy MAP's ginger wine and marmalade at the Autumn Harvest on 23 September


Our  AGM had a twist as G and M also stands for Gateaux and Meringue! It was held on 10th  May and we are gratefully to St Teresa's Church for the use of their community room for the meeting.
 Our Treasurer's report was presented and it was noted that MAP had raised over £250,000 since it started in 1982.  The report can be found here 
 . The committee was re-elected en bloc and the guest speaker was from Pump Aid. The delicious puds were enjoyed by all.



This was held on Saturday 8 April and raised over £170 for  MAP funds



Ding, dong, bell,
Pussy’s in the well.
The old English Nursery rhyme reminds us that there is more to a clean water supply than just a well with rope and bucket
Cats and other foreign bodies in your drinking water are not a good idea. So an you image how Pump Aid design their pumps to get the clean water out of the well and prevent dirt, dust, people (and cats) getting in and causing contamination and disease? Read the latest news from Pump Aid here and follow the links to the video of an "elephant pump"



For more information visit the Merstham Aid Project Facebook page, email or phone 01737 212430

Holding your own function?

We have a number of items available and request  a donation to MAP for their loan:

    200 Wine Glasses
    100 Champagne Flutes
    100 Beer Glasses
    100 China Cups & Saucers
    100 Melamine Plates
    100 Melamine Bowls
    Knives, Forks & Spoons
    Tea Urn & Table Cloths


Contact John on 07710 216310


News from Tools for Self Reliance

We have received details from Tools For Self Reliance of their successes last year . These included 31 projects in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. These projects provided 4,053 people with the opportunity to take part in training to develop or improve practical skills, alongside business and life skills.

You can read more about the help received in Uganda and  Malawi here and here

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Our next event will be a coffee morning from 10.30 to 1pm on Saturday 27 January 2018


Entry £5 per person to include 2 teas or coffees and 2 cakes
We will also have a Grand Cake Raffle for a cake baked at a later date just for you

Just look at the scrumptious cakes we had last year!

For further details contact us via Facebook,                                   email   




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