Making a difference
Carriers for Causes grants support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’. They are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Many members of East Kent Mencap will be familiar with the friendly staff at the One Stop Shop in Northdown Road, so we were hopeful when we sent off a request to fund trips for the young people accessing our holiday clubs.
On Sunday 14th May, The St Crispin Inn, Worth hosted charity helicopter rides to raise money for Cancer Research UK. William House tenants, Philip Lovelock, Joy Crick and Ingrid Jelhe took off into the air for a breathtaking view of East Kent
On Thursday 3rd August, hundreds of people flocked to our one day festival for fun, football and falafel in the sunshine. The free event at Margate Football Club made sure everyone felt included regardless of age or ability during this Summer extravaganza.
Monday, 24 July 2017 by EastKentMencap
Claire Barnes, who attends our Swale Resource Centre, was inspired by the fitness sessions to take on a greater challenge and signed up for the 5K Pretty Muddy obstacle course in Maidstone this month.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 by EastKentMencap
In April, two local women organised a quiz night at the Honeysuckle Inn in Ramsgate, which was attended by over 50 people and raised £255 for our services.
Monday, 20 February 2017 by EastKentMencap
Raushan Ara, whose teenage son has a learning disability and uses East Kent Mencap’s services, recently held a lunch to raise funds for our children & youth department.
Thursday, 15 December 2016 by EastKentMencap
To spread some Christmas cheer, members of Blend singing group and East Kent Mencap recently performed a carol service for shoppers at Westwood Cross.