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

Christmas fair

Date: 12th December Location: Church of Scotland Chapel Street Carlisle

Come along to our fantastic Christmas Fair 12 December 12.30 to 4.30 £3 including drink and mince pie. Many fantastic stands and Christmas gifts.

Festive Quiz fundraiser

Date: 3rd December Location: Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle

THERE is still time to register your team of four for the Big Festive Quiz - Carlisle Mencap's fundraising test of trivia taking place on Monday, December 3.

Christmas Fair treats

Date: 12th December Location: Doves Cafe/Church of Scotland Hall

THERE will be lots of tables and stands featuring a host of festive treats and gift ideas at our Christmas Fair on Wednesday, December 12.

Get in touch

For further information please contact us:

Phone: 01228 674393
Email us:

Enquire OnlineEnquire Online