Open Day for Businesses

Date: 9th April Location: Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

BUSINESSES and charities working together is the theme of an Open Day being held at Carlisle Mencap's Grace Little Centre on Wednesday, May 1.

The open day at the charity’s Grace Little Centre for childfren at Crindledyke, north Carlisle, next to the Kingmoor Park North industrial estate, will feature guest speakers Andy Beeforth, chief executive of Cumbria Community Foundation, and Colin Glover, the leader of Carlisle City Council.

Although targeted at companies and organisations in the Kingmoor/Kingstown area of Carlisle, all companies and organisations in Cumbria are invited to send a representative.

Phil Taylor, the events and fundraising officer for Carlisle Mencap, explained the idea behind the open day/business breakfast. He said: “We feel that this would be a great opportunity to discuss ways of how businesses and charities can work together for the benefit of the wider community and how philanthropic ideas and gestures can be real boon to firms and to good causes. And in Andy and Colin we have two highly respected figures in Cumbria and Carlisle who know exactly how the corporate sector and the Third Sector can work together to boost the local economy – even in this age of austerity and Brexit uncertainty, or perhaps because of this it is even more relevant.”

As well as Andy and Colin, Carlisle Mencap’s CEO Sheila Gregory will also give a talk. There will also be a chance for guests to see first-hand the fantastic facilities at the charity’s Grace Little Centre.

The event is free and there will be free teas and coffees courtesy of John Watt & Co, and free bacon rolls and vegetarian options.

If you would like to attend the open day, please call the charity on 01228 674393 or email Phil at no later than Wednesday, April 24.

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