We are delighted to confirm that effective from November 1st 2016 we have partnered with Mencap Liverpool who will be our chosen charity for the next 12 months.
Partnership with Mencap Liverpool
After an initial donation of £200 we will be looking to work closely with Sarah Jones (Mencap Liverpool CEO) & Kevin Byrne (Head of their Fund Raising team) on a 12 month programme of support that will help underwrite some of the cost of the wide variety of events they organise each year. We are alos hoping to assist with the travel costs of one of their volunteers. Our staff are keen to join in with fund raising having already arranged a sponsored Christmas Jumper Day for Monday December 12th when all staff are being encouraged to wear jumpers that have a Christmas theme - watch this space for team photos!
Mencap Liverpool - more information
Mencap Liverpool is a small independent charity run by local people. Although affiliated with, it is not funded by national Mencap and therefore must raise its own funds. A team of six staff, supported by 30 volunteers, work with people in local communities with learning disabilities.
Dave Bushell our, managing director has a personal interest in the work of Mencap Liverpool as he has a sister who lives with a learning disability. The support we have provided this charity before is now on a more formal basis and we are looking forward to helping them in any way we can.
Most of the people who use Mencap Liverpool, which can up to 150 people a year, do not receive any support from the local council and often need help to navigate the problems of everyday life. Without support, many people become isolated and increasingly vulnerable to loneliness, poor health, poverty, debt, hate crime and exploitation.
Mencap Liverpool provides outreach support to help individuals access the services and support they need, through a range of social activities, a befriending project, workshops, volunteering and training opportunities.