Sponsored walk success

FOUR members of Carlisle Mencap - well supported by service users and support walkers - have raised lots of money for the charity after completing the '20 Miles For Carlisle Mencap' sponsored walk.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Sheila Gregory becoming CEO of Carlisle Mencap, Sheila, along with children’s operations services manager Krysia Pantechis, team leader Morag Rowell and events and fundraising officer Phil Taylor, were all sponsored and sucessfully completed 6.4 laps of the 5km nature trail on Sunday, November 4 at Watchtree Nature Reserve, Wiggonby, north Cumbria. “Most people might celebrate such an anniversary with a cake or a meal out – but I decided to walk 20 miles!” said Sheila - and she did!

Also worthy of a mention are support workers Kelsey and Becca who pushed service user Sarah around the nature reserve for the full 20 miles. And members of the Sunday Club, along with other service users and support workers, trustees and the chairwoman of the charity, Christine Bowditch, came along to support the main walkers and in some cases accompany them for parts of the route.

Although the walk is completed, and it is hoped more than £1,300 has been raised, you can still add donations by going to the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/carlislemencap/milesformencap

Upcoming Events

Raffle draw draws near

Date: 31st January Location: Carlisle Mencap

THURSDAY January 31 is the day that the Carlisle Mencap Festive Raffle draw takes place - still time to buy tickets!

Support our talented acts!

Date: 1st February Location: Harraby Catholic Club, Edgehill Road, Carlisle

COME along and support the acts who will be taking to the stage at Harraby Catholic Club on Friday February 1 for our Carlisle Mencap's Got Talent show!

February Disco

Date: 20th February Location: Harraby Catholic Club, Edgehill Road, Carlisle

ANOTHER of our popular discos will take place on Wednesday February 20 at Harraby Catholic Club in Carlisle.

Get in touch

For further information please contact us:

Phone: 01228 674393
Email us: enquiries@carlislemencap.co.uk

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