Anniversary film launched

AS part of Carlisle Mencap's 50th anniversary celebrations a short film called 'Our Lives Now And Then' was officially launched at a gathering at Carlisle Youth Zone, attended by invited guests including the Mayor of Carlisle Jessica Riddle.

Many members of the press were present too, including ITV Border, That's Cumbria TV and The Cumberland News. Service users, parents, trustees, support workers, management and local authority officials were there, along with representatives of local businesses and other charities. 

Funded by the Heritage Lottery and featuring children from Carlisle Youth Zone with support from Eden Films, the film will be first shown at a special launch ceremony at the youth zone in Victoria Place, Carlisle, on Wednesday from midday to 1.30pm.

Through dance and movement, the film portrays the history of people with a learning disability in Cumbria and the way they have been treated, including how in the early days they were sent to a hospital “that felt more like a prison”.

Carlisle Mencap would like to express its thanks to Heritage Lottery, Carlisle Youth Zone and Eden Films for their support and co-operation in this film project.

To see the film on Youtube, the link is:


Upcoming Events

Bungee jumps for fun and fundraising

Date: 16th June Location: Creighton Rugby Club

PEOPLE of all ages are coming forward to take part in our spectacular sponsored bungee jumps event in June - so why not take the plunge and join them?

Landmark exhibition launched

Date: 21st March Location: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle

THE exhibition '50 Years Of Carlisle Mencap - Our Lives Now And Then' is running at the Community Gallery at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle until Thursday April 11 following a very successful launch ceremony.

Truck Run boost

Date: 6th April Location: Gilwilly Industrial Estate, Penrith

TRUCK drivers from across Cumbria are hitting the road next month to raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap's Cumbria Autism Family Project.

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