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Events for week of 15th July, 2019

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Mon 15th

Gateway Club

15th July @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Tue 16th

Thanet Thinkers

16th July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 17th

GOLD Drop-in Session

17th July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social Club

17th July @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Healthy Living Club

17th July @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 18th

GOLD Group

18th July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Choir

18th July @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 19th
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Sat 20th
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Sun 21st
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Fundraising Resources

Take a look at our fundraising do’s & don’ts to help you with your fundraising event

Dos

  • Do set a target. Having something to aim for will encourage your supporters to help you reach that goal.
  • Do set up a LocalGiving page. Make sure you choose ‘East Kent Mencap’ as your chosen charity.
  • Do spread the word. After you have set up an online giving page, you can share, tweet and email it to friends and family. Don’t forget to tag us @eastkentmencap so we can share your success.
  • Do make use of our materials. We aim to provide you with sponsor forms, t-shirts, collection buckets, stickers and handouts that can help to promote your cause.
  • Do check guidelines for licences. If you are planning fundraisers such as a raffle or a public collection, or are having live music or serving alcohol, find out what precautions you might need to take.

Don'ts

  • Don’t panic. We are here to help you.
  • Don’t go it alone. Get support from your family and friends and make it a date in everyone’s social calendar.
  • Don’t forget to thank people that sponsor you, make donations or volunteer. Include us in an online post so we can thank them too.
  • Don’t overlook health and safety procedures if you're organising a large event or using a venue.
  • Don’t underestimate the difference you are making to the lives of people with a learning disability.
  • Don’t be a stranger. We like to hear about people's fundraising experiences.

We do our best to stretch every pound you raise in supporting the lives of adults & children with learning disabilities in East Kent, so don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list and stay up to date

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Resources

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Major expansion

We have finally completed the purchase of Foresters Hall in Ramsgate after Thanet District Council agreed to sell the property through a Community Asset Transfer. Foresters Hall, which includes a listed building from 1811, as well as other properties, will provide us with much needed space to expand its services for people with a learning disability and their families.

No rain on our parade

Hundreds flocked to support people with a learning disability at our Summer Festival this year. Despite the weather, smiling faces proved that everyone continued to have fun, take part in exciting activities and enjoy live music, regardless of age or ability. The one day event took place at Margate Football Club and offered an array of activities, including sports, live music and sensory sessions.
A daring duo took part in the KM Charity Abseil this year to raise money for people with a learning disability. Trustee, Paul Pinder, who is also one of our tenants, challenged Canterbury Community Manager, Della Heaton, to conquer the 100ft drop.

GOLD hosts Open Day

On Wednesday 17th January, the GOLD Project welcomed over 80 guests to the opening of their new office. Getting On with Learning Disabilities (GOLD) is a lottery funded project which supports people with a learning disability living in Thanet to achieve their goals, so they can live the life they want.

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