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. Tom and Sadie will be doing a tandem bungee jump, which involves them being strapped together whilst they jump, on the 3rd …

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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 expanding their high quality services for local people with learning disabilities and their families. We are very excited about our second bungee jump …

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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 Newbury. Thomas Eggar arranged for all their staff to bring in suitable items for presents and the response was amazing, with enough items being …

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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 their ‘Fundraising Volunteer of the Year’ award to one of ADP’s employees Stuart March. The presentation had been arranged in complete secret with Stuart’s managers Andrew Chetland and Andy Mason …

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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 disabilities within a sheltered greenhouse and garden environment at Cottesmore Park. This month the Growing for All team have been exceptionally busy as …

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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 Ideal Christmas Present and Great Christmas Cards! One of the the things we have been up to is creating our …

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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 had taken 9 months to organise between the Newbury Gastro Pub and ourselves. So much excitement was around this event …

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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 supportive of our work. By giving up his very valuable time and doing this trek he raised for us over …

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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 learning disabilities, the challenges learning disabled people face and to increase knowledge around what a learning disability is. We are kicking off our week with …

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