In July 1999 a public meeting was held at Manor Community Shop to look into whether there was a demand for an after school club in the Manor area. After consultation with the public and advice from Sheffield Out of School Network the club opened in September 2000 in the Standhouse centre and stayed here until 2001 when the project moved in to the purpose built Manor Community Childcare Centre. We remained in the childcare centre until 2013 when we moved to in The Steel Inn.
Throughout the years MASKK has changed and developed into what it is now. We became a registered charity in 2010 and since then started to deliver many more projects. We are governed by a Constitution and lead by a group of Trustees. These Trustees give their time voluntarily to support MASKK.
They are the chair, Diane Cairns, and three local development workers – Dawn Dale, from Manor and Castle Development Trust, Sally Hamilton, from Manor Community Childcare Centre and Simon Loveitt, from Manor Community and Church Project.
Diane is a Development Manager from Manor and Castle Development Trust and has worked in the childcare industry before taking on her current role. Manor and Castle Development Trust support Diane’s work with MASKK and since 2005 when the previous committee and staff left MASKK, Diane has worked hard to ensure the club stayed open.
As Chairperson Diane is responsible for the line management of the Manager and overseeing the governance of the organisation. The Committee are helped by a Steering Group that consists of other local workers.
Our Charity was set up with a purpose in mind with a mission statement, aims and objectives.