Quiz Night

Our Thanks go to Janet and Paul Townsend who hosted a quiz for Marah on Saturday 11 June at St Albans Church. The snacks and refreshments were much appreciated (particularly the popcorn) and Paul was the quiz master extraordinaire with his rendition of ‘Spin the Wheel’. It was an enjoyable evening and over £100 was raised for Marah.

Marah is 21 Years Old

We held a celebration in St Laurence’s church on Wednesday May 25th to celebrate 21 years since Marah first opened. Among the guests were volunteers, trustees, supporters, donors and Marah guests. It was a happy occasion when we celebrated everything Marah has done for the community in Stroud over the years.

Marah Founder MBE Award

Marjorie Phelps’ compassion for people struggling with drug and alcohol addition, mental health problems, homelessness and loneliness led her to become one of six members of the John Street Baptist Church to set up Marah in 2001. As a result of her great commitment she was awarded the MBE in 2005 for services to the community. Following her death in …

Nailsworth Rotary Bring Easter Gifts

Our heartfelt thanks go to Nailsworth Rotary with their donation of 100 Easter Eggs this week. Alexandra Lloyd-Jones and Joan Goldsmith visited the Scout Hut in Stroud on Monday with the chocolate boxes. Marah volunteers will be giving out the eggs this week to our guests as a little surprise treat!

Drop in Volunteers Needed

Marah is looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve nutritious meals to our guests. We have vacancies on Friday and Saturday in particular, but also Wednesday and Monday. We are looking for people who can work as part of a team, without judging others. All volunteers will need to be able to attend the drop-in at least twice a month.  …

Christmas Hampers

Christmas treats such as biscuits and chocolates are something that many of us take for granted. For those more vulnerable and marginalised in Stroud this may not be so easy. We were therefore delighted to be able to give out a hamper of goodies to our guests again this year. The festive bags contained cheese, chocolates, biscuits, coffee and sugar …

Thank You, One and All

We would like to put a great big Thank You out to all of our supporters and volunteers who have helped us make it to the end of 2021 (nearly!) In particular, thank you to Nuview Ltd for our Christmas meal, Waitrose for their ongoing support and Julia and Hans Rausing Trust for funding the Christmas hampers.

Volunteer Administrator Needed

We are looking for someone who can assist with the administration work at Marah. Approximately 8 hours a week, on a flexible basis, you will be familiar with office applications. Assistance is needed in tasks such as: Handling emails Data entry of weekly statistics such as collating volunteer hours and guest meal numbers Supporting the drop-in manager Updating our Website …

Stroud Christmas Tree Festival

Marah took part in the annual festival which returned to St Lawrence’s Church this year. Our theme for the tree this year highlighted the gifts that Marah offers our guests every time they visit. Little parcels of ‘conversation’, ‘humanity’ and ‘companionship’, to name but a few.