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Raising money for Mencap


Across the country we are taking on challenges to raise money for Mencap. Every year we help people with a learning disability by providing services and tailored housing to help them live the life they choose.

With a full range of events over the coming months, we and Mencap staff are taking part in a variety of fundraisers. Some people are setting themselves personal goals while others are joining forces with Mencap staff or others.

“We’re part of the Mencap family and I’ve worked for Golden Lane Housing for a long time. Over the years I’ve seen the huge difference we make to the lives of people with a learning disability.  It’s a great organisation. I wanted to help raise money and decided to enter the 10K Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday 18 May 2014. As I’ve not run since my school days it’s a good challenge for me too. With the help of my personal trainer we’ve set a time, which I’m determined to beat!” says Angela Kirkup, housing officer.

Fundraising events

We kindly ask for your support by giving donations made via the Just Giving page links below.

17 April 2014 – Manchester office Easter bake off

18 May 2014 – 10K Bupa Great Manchester Run

Alastair Graham, director
Angela Kirkup, housing officer
Tom Musau, housing officer
Phil Whittaker, property officer

3-4 June 2014 – Matt’s Mencap office challenge

Matt Aldred, Mencap’s business finance analyst is cycling 130 miles visiting five Mencap offices along his route in the North East. Starting his journey at the York office, he’ll continue to Darlington, Middlesbrough and then on to South Shields before finishing at the Gateshead office.

13 June 2014 – Mencap’s Manchester charity cruise

Aboard the Princess Katherine in Manchester, the nautical themed evening will have fun-filled music from a DJ, a quiz and a raffle.

20 June 2014 – Mencap’s great cake sale

Organisations working in the West Point building in Manchester will have the chance to buy our delights made by our very own GLH and Mencap great bakers!

26 August 2014 – Ride the lights

Cyclists are riding the famous Blackpool Illuminations.

12 September 2014 – Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in just 12 hours!

Walkers are taking on the 24.5 mile challenge, climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingelborough, a total of 3000 metres in the Yorkshire Dales.

September – car boot sale in Somerset

GLH’s southern team will be taking part in a car boot sale in Somerset.

Keeping you up to date

We’ll be keeping everyone up to date on Twitter.