East Kent Mencap, who provides critical support for people with a learning disability, are appealing for donations of face masks, aprons and plastic visors as their supplies are running worryingly low. Chief Executive, Jason Gerlack, said, ‘we have welfare colleagues struggling to care for vulnerable people who are themselves being placed at serious risk. We urgently need PPE to protect them but have been told we may have to wait weeks for the next delivery.’
If there are any local business in East Kent with supplies they’re not using or groups that are making equipment, we would love to hear from them so our amazing front line staff can continue their vital work as safely as possible.
To offer your help, call: 01843 224482 x570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgin Money Giving Appeal
Name of campaign: EKM COVID19 Appeal
Please help East Kent Mencap continue to provide critical support for people with a learning disability during the COVID19 crisis. Your donation will help us to:
- Fund supplies of PPE for our amazing front line staff and families who are placing themselves at risk, caring for vulnerable people
- Invest in equipment to stay in contact with isolated people including mobile phones, tablets and laptops
- Maintain our core services until we can open our clubs and groups again.
Lockdown is particularly challenging for people with a learning disability. Many of them have other health conditions and are struggling to cope with the closure of their usual support networks in the community. East Kent Mencap staff have been staying in contact, offering reassurance and guidance, to keep people safe and well. You can help us to continue this work by donating whatever you can to our appeal.
Thank you for your generous support – everyone at East Kent Mencap is incredibly grateful.
Notes to editors
East Kent Mencap is a local charity which provides opportunities for people with a learning disability, enabling them to achieve the things that they want out of life and to be valued, treated equally, listened to and included.