‘Tis the season

One Day at Christmas (ODAC), Mash Media’s charitable event for elderly people, took place on 13 December, 2019.

Set at the NEC in Birmingham, ODAC saw people from all over the event industry come together to provide a festive treat for those at local care homes. Over 450 elderly attended, and around 35 volunteers helped out.

Those that attended the event enjoyed a Christmas lunch along with other festive treats, including entertainment and dancing.

Event organiser, Dan Edwards, said: ““This year’s One Day at Christmas was absolutely brilliant! It was our biggest ever, with 455 attendees from the local area coming to the NEC.

“ODAC is all about bringing together people who may otherwise be lonely, at this time of year when no one should be on their own. Those attending enjoyed great food, entertainment and good company – exactly what we set out to achieve. We couldn’t have done it without the industry’s support and donations – not only of money, but wine, prizes, and time.

“I can’t thank enough the contributors to this event, the feedback has been amazing, and they are already asking when we’ll be back next year. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!”

Exhibition News would like to say a huge thank you on the behalf of all those at Mash Media to those that sponsored and/or took part in the event. Your help and dontations were invaluable, and very much appreciated.

Those who helped were:

CEVA Showfreight

Kernal Events – Ralph Collett

Easyfairs – Matt Benyon

CloserStill Media – Michael Wescott

Upper Street Events – Andy Baxter

Through Events – Andrew Evans

Clarion Events – Russell Willcox


Montgomery – Damion Angus

Richard Armitage

Holdworth Designs – Jade Pluck

Promo House Staffing – Demi Cooper

Promo house Staffing – Shelby Hateley

Group Connected – Mark Maydon

CEVA Showfreight– Ray Nyles

Insite Graphics – Alex Miller

Insite Graphics – Hanna Logan

Insite Graphics – Ray Baxter

Rentuu – Duncan Crocker

Venue Tech Collective – David Young

Thorns – Graham Langley-Jones

GES – Neu Yeomans

Event Creates – Stevie Charlton

Creative Event Spaces – Simon Sutor

Your Stand Builder – Simon Funge

NEC – Beth Larkin

A1 Event and Exhibition Cleaners – Martin Cotrell

Reeds Carpets – Martin Cairns

Aztec Event Services – John Robson

CEVA Showfreight – Mark Bristoll

Insite Graphics – Karl Finnel

Insite Graphics – Nicola Walsh

Octanorm – Alan Sheridan

Vista Events – Dan

Creative Event Spaces – Simon Clifton

Formation Live – Matthews Spillings

Formation Live – Alison Howards

Formation Live – Mr J Milton

Markey Ltd – Paul Elliott

Visit by GES – Matt Coyne

ILEC – Ioannis Koletaks

Raccoon Events – Mike Seaman

GES – Natalie Wing

Elevate Staffing – Chris Holding

Korten Ltd – Cormac Sterling

ESSA – Andrew Harrison

Event Shaper – Lou Kiwanuka

Priority Graphics – Cory

Priority – Lewis Walters

Korten Ltd – Ben Kidman

Korten Ltd – Megan Hook

Media 10 – Nathan Garnett

GES – Dena Sheldon

GES – Max Southall

GES – Andres Stroud

Insite Graphics – Mark WIleson

Insite Graphics – Robert Homes

Kate Jackson

LNP Sound – Paul Spicer

EEP – Sharika Yuen

Elevate – James Sheerin

PSP Ltd – Trudy Wilde

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