Fundraising events frenzy!

We've got some fantastic fundraising events coming up as Carlisle Mencap's 50th anniversary year reaches an exciting finale! A disco, a sponsored walk, a big festive quiz, an 11-act concert night, a Christmas Fair and a major raffle promotion featuring lots of prizes are all set to provide lots of excitement and entertainment as well as hopefully bringing in much-needed funs for our vital work and services.

On Thursday October 25 from 7pm to 10pm there will be a Halloween Family Disco at Harraby Catholic Club in Edgehill Road, Carlisle, with DJ Damien spinning the discs and our Doves Cafe staff providing the buffet. Raffle prizes on offer too! Admission is £5 for adults, £2.50 for Under16s while support workers get in for free. 

On Sunday, November 4, three members of Carlisle Mencap's staff - CEO Sheila Gregory, events & fundraising officer Phil Taylor, and team leader Morag Rowell - will be doing a '20 Miles For Carlisle Mencap' sponsored walk at the Watchtree Nature Reserve at Great Orton. Come along and cheer us on - or contact us at Carlisle Mencap's main office - address and contact details below - if you would like to sponsor us!

We get the run-up to Christmas off to a great start with the Big Festive Quiz, taking place at the Old Fire Station vcenue in Peter Street, Carlisle on Monday Decvember 3, starting from 7pm. It costs £20 for a team of four to enter - pay on the night or in advance - and there will be prizes at stake. Questions all have a Christmassy/New Year them - from sport and famous events to films and food and drink.

Six days later Limelight Live 2018 takes centre stage at the Harraby Community Theatre in Edgehill Road. No less than 11 acts wil be taking part in cluding ITV  'Stars In Their Eyes' winner Matt Shaw as Meatloaf and Youtube sensation, singer-songwriter Melanie Baker. Tickets for this fabulous night of entertainment are just £7 each and can be bought from the theatre or Carlisle Mencap.

Rounding off 2018 and the festive fun will be our Christmas Fair, taking place on Wednesday December 12 from 12.30m to 4.30pm. There will be stalls with a festive food and drink theme as well as ideas for Christmas cards and gifts. Our Doves Cafe staff will be serving tasty refreshments as well.

And from now until January 31, we will be selling Carlisle Mencap Festive Raffle tickets with some tremendous prizes up for grabs!

For more details, tickets, to book a table for the quiz or a stand/table for the fair, to sponsor the walkers, to buy/sell raffle tickets - contact PHIL TAYLOR on 01228 674393 or 07341 865382 or email or by post: Unit J3, Duchess Ave, Kingmoor Park North, Carlisle CA6 4SN.

Upcoming Events

Big Tea Party fundraiser!

Date: 7th November Location: Grace Little Centre

TO celebrate the the sixth anniversary of the opening of Carlisle Mencap's Grace Little Centre for children, the facility will be the venue for a Big Tea Party fundraising event.

Treat Me Well campaign

Date: 15th October Location: Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

CARLISLE Mencap will be playing a big part in the nationwide Treat Me Well campaign next week.

Sponsored walk at Watchtree

Date: 4th November Location: Watchtree Nature Reserve, Wiggonby

FOUR Carlisle Mencap staff will be stepping out at Watchtree Nature Reserve at Wiggonby on Sunday November 4 for a sponsored walk to mark two anniversaries.

Get in touch

For further information please contact us:

Phone: 01228 674393
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