mASCot News

Patcham Duck Fayre

It's always great when members want to help raise money for mASCot and Laura and Karen both rose to the occasion on Sunday by baking loads of wonderful cake for their stall at the Patcham Duck Fayre.

Karen and Laura spent hours baking and creating batches of tasty, colourful cakes of all sizes and shapes. They also promoted mASCot and gave out our leaflets to help raise awareness of Autism and spread the word about us all supporting each other.

Some members turned up to show their support as well as buy some cakes, of course. It was a really successful day with them raising £227 which is fantastic. All funds raised will go straight into supporting our members in many ways, mASCot relay on funding and donations so if you wish to donate please check out our Supporting mASCot page.

Thank you both for all your hard work.

Sam Bayley



Blessed with a sunny Spring day for its first March4mASCot event, members of the local organisation – mASCot (Managing ASC Ourselves Together) were welcomed by the warm and friendly people of Brighton & Hove as they celebrated all of the parents, carers and children for the love, acceptance and support they give to each other.
March is now be the month of mASCot every year, and there have been many events to raise funds for the work done by the organisation’s volunteers and to show how autism affects families and communities. The 4-mile march, from Hove Lagoon to Black Rock, was organised in recognition of all the people who #LoveAnAutistic and to celebrate the diversity of the amazing families who organise and attend its events.
Wearing the colours of mASCot – orange, blue and green – and carrying beautiful banners designed by the children, the march set off a 10am of from Hove Lagoon and met with many local residents eager to learn more about the organisation and happy to donate to the children who bravely undertook a long walk in a busy public space.
Proud mASCot founder Sam Bayley said: “Seeing so many mASCot members turn up for our family walk was amazing. We know how hard it is to get some of our kids to join in with things, especially on the busy seafront. Those children who did turn up were so well behaved and coped so well, they did us all proud. mASCot really is a great community to belong to.”
The autistic children, their siblings and their parents work all year round to help mASCot provide support, guidance and enjoyment to an ever-growing community. Now, there are 500 mASCot members and their families who benefit from the organisation’s work and help to make it a thriving community.

Throughout the year there are regular meet-ups for teenager and younger children through the 11+ Club and Teen+ Club; Minecraft & Lego Club; social skills group Social Detectives; frequent talks and workshops; and a lively online members forum where parents can find help from others who have dealt with the challenging and inspiring experience of autistic families at home, in school and in the world at large.

On this walk mASCot raise £272 from generous members of the public and the wonders skills and charms of our amazing ASC Kids. 

Jim Banks