Chair's letter to the press

Carlisle Mencap chair Christine Bowditch had a lead letter printed in the News & Star welcoming the recent spotlight on autism. In the letter, which was printed in the August 1 edition, Christine said: 'In both my autism champion role, chairwoman of Carlisle Mencap and as a parent of a child on the autism spectrum I appreciate your drawing atention to the very real issues concerning diagnosis and living with autism." The letter was in response to an article showing that children are more likely to be excluded from schools in Cumbria than other pupils acording to new data.

Upcoming Events

Summer Fun success

Date: 19th August Location: Harraby Community Campus

Carlisle Mencap's Summer Family Fun event raised hundreds of pounds for the charity. A big thank-you to all those who supported us, for Story Homes for their generous backing, and to everyone who turned out.

We're having a ball!

Date: 8th September Location: The Garden At Eden

Carlisle Mencap is staging a fundraising September Spectacular Ball on Saturday, September 8 at the fabulous venue The Garden At Eden - a fantastic night of dining and entertainment promises to be excellent value at just £45. See Latest News story.

Interactive Map taking shape

Date: 19th August Location: Harraby Community Campus

Our Interactive Map - Carlisle Mencap's Heritage Lottery-funded artwork which invites the local community to take part - will be taking pride of place this coming Sunday at the Summer Family Fun event at Harraby Community Campus.

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