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Carol Service St. Nicholas Church 7pm to 9pm  - 14th December 2017

Carol Service St. Nicholas Church 7pm to 9pm - 14th December 2017

  Annual Carol Services, with readings, hymns and play from the people we support. Contact Phil King or Caz Austin on 01635 41464[read more...]
Staff Christmas Party - Saturday 9th December 2017

Staff Christmas Party - Saturday 9th December 2017

  From 7pm until late at Royal British Legion, Newbury. Cost per ticket tbc, includes disco and three course meal.[read more...]
Christmas Craft Fayre - 2nd December 2017

Christmas Craft Fayre - 2nd December 2017

  Annual Craft Fayre, with stalls selling locally made products for the festive season. Please contact Eli Harris for more information on 01635 778120[read more...]
Quiz Night - 10th November 2017

Quiz Night - 10th November 2017

  West Berkshire Mencap’s annual quiz night, including fish and chip dinner. For more information, or to book your space, please contact Phil King on 01635 41464[read more...]
‘I-Spy’, a Murder Mystery - Friday 20th October 2017

‘I-Spy’, a Murder Mystery - Friday 20th October 2017

  2nd Annual Murder Mystery with a Secret Agent theme. Held this year at Doubletree Hilton Newbury North.[read more...]
Chapel Row Fayre 26th August 2017

Chapel Row Fayre 26th August 2017

  West Berkshire Mencap is a beneficiary of this event for 2017. Volunteers are much needed to ensure smooth running of the event. For more information on this event contact 01635[read more...]
Streatley Art Exhibition - 26th to 28th August 2017

Streatley Art Exhibition - 26th to 28th August 2017

  Organised through Pangbourne Rotary Club, this annual event has named West Berkshire Mencap as a beneficiary for 2017. Opening times are 10.00am to 4.00pm, 26 - 28 August 2016 T[read more...]
Mencap Open Day - Thursday 27th July 2017

Mencap Open Day - Thursday 27th July 2017

  West Berkshire Mencap Garden Party, at The Mencap Centre. This event is held on the first day of our summer playscheme and will include entertainment and refresh- ments. Attend[read more...]
Thank You to Bayer

Thank You to Bayer

We would like to say a big thank you to Bayer. Bayer handed over a cheque to us for £1650.50 last week for our services for local people with learning disabilities and their families and car[read more...]
West Berkshire Mencap have a Magical Time

West Berkshire Mencap have a Magical Time

If you are familiar with us as a charity, you may be aware that for the last five years we have organised a ball for adults with learning disabilities. The event has been extremely popular e[read more...]
West Berkshire Mencap's Disabled Children's Short Break Funding Cuts Petition

West Berkshire Mencap's Disabled Children's Short Break Funding Cuts Petition

West Berkshire Council has written to us to give notice on all Short Breaks Funding from 31st March 2016. They are also consulting to find out whether families need these services. If you fe[read more...]
Thank You - Fashion Show

Thank You - Fashion Show

We would like to say a huge thank you to all businesses, volunteers, models and staff members who supported and helped at our Fashion Show, which took place on the 27th October 2015. The eve[read more...]
Our Fashion Show Struts Its Way To Success

Our Fashion Show Struts Its Way To Success

Last week, we held our Fashion Show at the Chequers Hotel to raise awareness of equal opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. The Fashion Show was a wonderful success, with many[read more...]
Statement Regarding Funding Cuts by West Berkshire Council

Statement Regarding Funding Cuts by West Berkshire Council

The Trustees of West Berkshire Mencap are extremely concerned about recent misleading statements that have appeared in the press. We would like to set the record straight. ABOUT WEST BERKSH[read more...]
West Berkshire Mencap on BBC South Today

West Berkshire Mencap on BBC South Today

BBC South Today's news yesterday featured a piece about the potential closure of our Children Services. Respite care cut for 7-year-old Estella''It's like living in a warzone''. That'[read more...]
Meeting to inform Parents & Carers about the Potential Closure of our Children Services

Meeting to inform Parents & Carers about the Potential Closure of our Children Services

We have received a letter from West Berkshire Council giving us the statutory 6 months’ notice required to terminate all of their funding for our children’s short break funding. This means t[read more...]
Wildlife Observation Centre Coming Together

Wildlife Observation Centre Coming Together

  If you have been following us on our social media, you may have seen that our horticultural therapy project for adults with learning disabilities called Growing4all has been buildi[read more...]
Thank You - Garden Party

Thank You - Garden Party

We would like to thank everyone involved with our Garden Party on Monday. The weather even though it was windy, stayed dry and it was a lovely afternoon. The event wouldn't have been such[read more...]
Thank You to Anne and Tesco

Thank You to Anne and Tesco

A huge thank you to Anne Atkins, from Tesco at London Road in Newbury, who not only kindly volunteered at our Garden Party on Monday, but also brought in a variety of fruit for the children [read more...]
Gateway Committee Going From Strength to Strength

Gateway Committee Going From Strength to Strength

Have you heard of our Gateway Service? It has been running for many years and is for adults with learning disabilities to socialise, have new experiences and most importantly have lots of fu[read more...]
Thank you to Rosie and Andy

Thank you to Rosie and Andy

This weekend Rosie and Andy, two of our lovely supporters, will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of our much needed services. We would like to wish them both loads of luck and t[read more...]
Well done to our Friendship Skills Group

Well done to our Friendship Skills Group

Did you know we run a weekly group at West Berkshire Mencap for adults with learning disabilities, which is for our members who want to develop themselves and play a more active part in thei[read more...]
Thank You to our British London 10K Runners

Thank You to our British London 10K Runners

We would like to thank the six lovely runners who ran in aid of us in the British London 10K on Sunday 12th July. We really appreciate your enthusiasm in supporting our local services, and a[read more...]
Thank You to Newbury Ladies Football Club and The Starting Gate

Thank You to Newbury Ladies Football Club and The Starting Gate

We would like to say a huge thank you to Newbury Ladies Football Club and The Starting Gate, who kindly held an event in aid of us earlier this year that raised £250 for our vital servic[read more...]
Thank you to Newbury Rotary Club

Thank you to Newbury Rotary Club

We would like to say a huge thank you to Newbury Rotary Club who presented us with a cheque for £700 for our vital services at their Boules in the Square 2015 event on Sunday 28th June. We r[read more...]
Annual Golf Day raises over £2000 for West Berkshire Mencap

Annual Golf Day raises over £2000 for West Berkshire Mencap

Annual Golf Day raises nearly £3000 for West Berkshire Mencap Last week, West Berkshire Mencap held their annual Golf Day at Sandford Springs Golf Club on 23rd June to raise vital funds f[read more...]
Thank You - Golf Day

Thank You - Golf Day

We would like to say thank the following for their generous donations to our Annual Golf Day this year. Our kind donators included: Rickety Bridge Generate UK Willow & Blooms J[read more...]
Our Gateway Member Celebrates His 85th in Style

Our Gateway Member Celebrates His 85th in Style

This month, a member of our Newbury Gateway Club received a lovely surprise. Alan has been attending Newbury Gateway Club, our weekly evening leisure club for adults with learning disabiliti[read more...]
Thank you to Nando's Newbury

Thank you to Nando's Newbury

We would like to say a huge thank you to Nando's Newbury who completed the Bayer 10K run in aid of us last Sunday (24th May 2015). We really appreciate their continuing support and enthusias[read more...]
Growing4All - Enjoying the Sunshine!

Growing4All - Enjoying the Sunshine!

Last week, we clearly worked some of our students hard at Growing4all! Check out these two soaking up the sun and relaxing on the lounger they made out of pallets in the quiet garden! Ho[read more...]
Our New Website Goes Live

Our New Website Goes Live

We are excited to announce that we have a new website. The website has been updated to allow parents, carers and professionals to be able to easily find out about our vital services the char[read more...]
Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund

We would like to thank the for awarding us funding to run two monthly sessions of activities and occasional day trips for siblings of children with learning disabilities. If you would be[read more...]
Running, walking or climbing

Running, walking or climbing

A huge thank you to everyone who was running, walking or climbing on behalf of West Berkshire Mencap over the Bank Holiday weekend. There was a huge turnout of staff for the Bayer 10k (and [read more...]
Sadie and Tom’s Adventure in aid of West Berkshire Mencap

Sadie and Tom’s Adventure in aid of West Berkshire Mencap

Sadie contacted us this week to tell us about the amazing challenge her and her friend Tom, who both volunteer for us, are doing to raise much needed funds for West Berkshire Mencap. [read more...]
Jokers’ Masquerade

Jokers’ Masquerade

We would like to thank for their very kind donation of costumes and outfits for Halloween. Our guys will really appreciate them. We look forwards to further support from this local company.[read more...]
Link Up manager Jane Hall

Link Up manager Jane Hall

Thank You to Link Up manager Jane Hall with her husband Budgie and daughter Katie who climbed Snowdon and have raised over £700 for us. This wasn’t in her job description but we are very g[read more...]
Three local Instructors Zumba up a Successful Fundraising Event for West Berkshire Mencap!

Three local Instructors Zumba up a Successful Fundraising Event for West Berkshire Mencap!

Photo taken by Stuart March Photography On the 31st January, West Berkshire Mencap had a two hour Zumbathon at Nuffield Health Fitness Wellbeing Centre in Newbury. The event was kindly [read more...]
The Bungee is back!

The Bungee is back!

On Monday 5th May the Newbury Gastro Pub have organised another Bungee Jump event in Newbury Market Place in aid of West Berkshire Mencap. All funds raised will go towards maintaining and [read more...]
Thomas Eggar’s Staff Come up Trumps for West Berkshire Mencap

Thomas Eggar’s Staff Come up Trumps for West Berkshire Mencap

West Berkshire Mencap’s Bubble Club children service users all received a present at their Christmas Party this year due to the kindness and generosity of the staff at Thomas Eggar in Ne[read more...]
Pushpinder Saini QC and Tom Mountford

Pushpinder Saini QC and Tom Mountford

A huge thank you to Pushpinder Saini QC and Tom Mountford for nominating West Berkshire Mencap to receive a substantial donation. Tom used to volunteer at West Berkshire Mencap and his mothe[read more...]
West Berkshire Mencap’s Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

West Berkshire Mencap’s Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

On the 17th December West Berkshire Mencap’s Chief Executive Leila Ferguson and Fundraising Manager Carrie-Anne Ferrie visited ADP Dealer Services International in Hungerford to present [read more...]
Dominos Pizza

Dominos Pizza

WBM Children's Services held a recent party to thank all our volunteers without whom we would not be able to run all of our services. Many thanks go to Dominos Pizza in Northbrook Street [read more...]
L Interiors

L Interiors

To celebrate the birth of Price William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first child, Prince George, L Interiors (the only shop in the village of Bucklebury where the Duchess of Cambridge spen[read more...]
Growing For All – Where the Festive Magic Happens!

Growing For All – Where the Festive Magic Happens!

We have so many wonderful services and one of our most amazing and wonderful services is Growing for all. This project aims to provide a real work environment for adults with learning disabi[read more...]
Christmas at West Berkshire Mencap!

Christmas at West Berkshire Mencap!

Christmas – That Fantastic Festive Time of Year! Well it has been quite a long time since our last post but that has been because we have been up to so many amazing things! An Idea[read more...]
Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre

Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre

We are very excited to announce that Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in Newbury has agreed to support us with our fundraising endeavours, by letting us use their rooms and suppo[read more...]
Nandos

Nandos

Nandos have kindly offered to support West Berkshire Mencap as their local charity in Newbury and the staff are eagerly awaiting the opening on 31st October[read more...]
West Berkshire Mencap Bounces to Success with Bungee Event

West Berkshire Mencap Bounces to Success with Bungee Event

A Summary of the Day from our Fundraising Manager How brave were our jumpers! On Sunday 25th August at 7am I was up getting ready for the start of our bungee event! A event that ha[read more...]
Berkshire Fitness and Wellbeing

Berkshire Fitness and Wellbeing

We would like to say a massive thank you to Berkshire Fitness and Wellbeing, especially to Henna who has joined our fundraising group, for their support in our fundraising activities and for[read more...]
Alex’s Amazing Trek in aid of West Berkshire Mencap

Alex’s Amazing Trek in aid of West Berkshire Mencap

Alex, a very loyal supporter of West Berkshire Mencap, organised and took part in an amazing trek in aid of West Berkshire Mencap. We are so grateful to Alex for doing this and being so supp[read more...]
Learning Disability Week – What are we doing!

Learning Disability Week – What are we doing!

Next week is Learning Disability week! This is a fantastic week as it enables local Mencaps and other disability related charities to have a great opportunity to promote awareness of learnin[read more...]
Evers House Evening

Evers House Evening

Once again Evers House at St. Bartholomew's School have done us proud with their efforts this year. At a recent house evening Senior Children's Officer Zoe Dobson and some of our children w[read more...]

Contact Details

For more information on our services please contact us on:
Phone: 01635 41464
Email: info@wbmencap.org

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund

greenham common trust

greenham common trust

Children In Need

Children In Need