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Respite Care

We have raised the money and can now start to build a fully equipped shepherds hut (Glampervan) in the grounds of the Mencap Centre to provide desperately needed respite care for children with learning disabilities and a welcome break for their families and carers.

We aim to provide 700 nights of respite care a year accommodating two carers and two children each night

Being situated in the Mencap Centre where all our Children’s services are located means the Children and carers have full access to our facilities there including a fantastic playground, sensory room, indoor play area, kitchen, toilet and shower facilities.


We’ve Done it!

We RAISED £15,955
over 5 days and escalated to
£63,200
(in partnership with Greenham Trust)

We’ve smashed the target!

Operation glampervan has been a HUGE success!
Thank you everyone for all your support in achieving this huge amount of money.

Children’s Glamping Respite Project raising money in the West Berkshire community for a fully converted accessible Shepherds Hut to be situated on the West Berkshire Mencap Center at Enborne Gate.

Mencap’s respite Shepherds Hut project really bowled us over for the escalator challenge and we at the Greenham Trust are so proud to have been able to support this wonderful initiative. Fantastic results guys.
Rob Daniels – Head of Grants, Greenham Trust

Children’s Glamping Respite Project raising money in the West Berkshire community for a fully converted accessible Shepherds Hut. Situated at the West Berkshire Mencap Centre, Enborne Gate

West Berkshire Mencap’s bid for the Greenham Trust ESCALATOR CHALLENGE has been successful

Raise £13,200 and earn an additional £50,000
with a Halloween themed fundraising plan running from
Thursday 26th to Monday 30th October 2023

Follow our progress

Andy and Susie Winterbourne look at the site for the Glampervan

Andy checks the services

Measuring up!

Various views of the Glampervan built by Andy similar to the one we are having.

Plans to follow!