East Kent Mencap were chosen as Sainsbury’s Canterbury: Charity Of The Year 2013-14.

A big THANKYOU to everyone who got involved and nominated & supported East Kent Mencap at their local Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s Canterbury helped us to raise:


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JUNE 2nd 2014: EKM receive a final £1188.24 from in store bucket collections at tills in Sainsbury’s Canterbury. Thank you so much to all shoppers who have given over the 12 months!

MAY 7th 2014 :  our final day as Charity of the Year! Thank you to our supportive volunteers, Sainsbury’s staff & the kind donations of Sainsbury’s Shoppers!

Store Manager, Mark Becker said, ‘Our colleagues have really enjoyed working with East Kent Mencap and it’s certainly touched the hearts of many of them that before didn’t necessarily have a direct link to them. We know what an important part they play in the community and we hope the year-long partnership has helped remind our customers of the valuable service they provide in East Kent. Thanks to the partnership, we’ll certainly now be looking into ways we can support them in the future’

Jane Brooke, Fundraising Manager at East Kent Mencap said, ‘the partnership with Sainsburys came at just the right time for us as we are launching more services in Canterbury for people with learning disabilities.  Their support helped us to fund the start up costs for our cooking and sensory projects at the Umbrella Centre and the ongoing costs of our monthly social club.  We are very grateful to the staff and customers who so generously supported us during the year.’

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APRIL 3rd-5th: EKM raised £406 at their final collection event in Sainsbury’s Canterbury. Thank you to our supportive volunteers & the kind donations of Sainsbury’s Shoppers!

DECEMBER 14-15 Carol Singing from THE LEMON ZINGERS and CANTERBURY COMMUNITY CHOIR kept Christmas spirits high, raising £186 for East Kent Mencap’s services in Canterbury. Big thankyous to the groups and everyone who came along, showed their support & donated!

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DECEMBER 5-7 2013 Sainsburys shoppers gave £365 via our donation buckets! Thankyou to everybody who stopped and supported us. Special thanks to our volunteers who helped us over the weekend!

NOVEMBER 6 2013: EKM receive £362.96 from in store bucket collections at tills in Sainsbury’s Canterbury. Thank you to all shoppers who have been giving generously!

 OCTOBER 24-26 2013: EKM’s bucket collections raise £444.26 – Thank you to all our volunteers for their support!


JULY 1st 2013: The photo shows The Lord Mayor, Councillor Heather Taylor, CEO Jason Gerlack, Store Manager, Jayne Edwards, with staff and volunteers from East Kent Mencap at Sainsbury’s Canterbury store.

Customers and colleagues of Sainsbury’s Canterbury have chosen East Kent Mencap to be their Charity of the Year for 2013-14!

The partnership was given a great start by Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Councillor Heather Taylor, who attended their first event in the store foyer and was enthusiastic about the work of East Kent Mencap.

Store Manager, Jayne Edwards said on the day:

“My colleagues were very impressed by the work Mencap does in East Kent and wanted to help – especially with the recently revamped Canterbury Club. We are delighted to be joined today by the Lord Mayor and by East Kent Mencap officers and friends to launch our partnership. Already, we have laid plans for an exciting year together, which we hope will make a real difference to the lives of local children and adults with learning difficulties.”

Jason Gerlack, Chief Executive of East Kent Mencap, commented:

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for our charity and this first event has already raised over £700. We look forward to many more successes with Sainsbury’s over the next 12 months.’

JUNE 26-28 2013: EKM’s bucket collections receive £703.14 towards our services- many thanks to all shoppers who donated!

East Kent Mencap In The Canterbury Area:

The Canterbury Club   The Crypt Club- Herne Bay

Canterbury Resource Hub/    EKM’s 7th Summer FunDay in Faversham

Our Supported Living Services in Herne Bay

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for more information, pleace contact: paul.wrynne@eastkentmencap.co.uk