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Thank You

Thank you Chapel Row Fayre

October 8th, 2019
Chapel Row Fayre very kindly presented us with a cheque for £2,150.

Thank you Evers House St Bartholomews school

August 28th, 2019
Evers House St Bartholomews school raised a wonderful £2542.95 for our Holiday Playscheme

Thank you Newbury and Reading war games society

August 28th, 2019
Newbury and Reading war games society rasied £750 for our Holiday Playscheme

Thank you Wasing estate

August 28th, 2019
Wasing estate open afternoon rasied a brilliant £687.94 for the Holiday Playscheme

Thank you Newbury Rotary Club

April 28th, 2019
Newbury Rotary Club for donating £1,000.00 for Julie’s Garden

Thank you Jon Gage

March 28th, 2019
Jon Gage donating £100.00 for Julie’s Garden

Donation from Downers

July 2nd, 2017
Donation from Downers, June 2017 for £12,182.11.

Thank You to Bayer

January 29th, 2016
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 carers. The money was raised by Bayer’s Culture Club, a social organisation formed to bring employees together and enjoy different activities.  The club organised a very successful raffle supported by donations from local companies; a film night, and a quiz night, from which the proceeds emerged.

Ferenc PÖlz, a Bayer business unit head, and head of the company’s Culture Team, said: “West Berkshire Mencap is a specialist charity which not only provides much needed support for its regular users, but great volunteer opportunities, which I know some of our employees have taken up.  It’s fantastic our Culture Club was able to raise this sum so soon after being formed, and that they chose to support a local organisation which is well liked among our members.”

Bayer has previously helped us in the past with our Growing4All project.  In 2013, a large group of volunteers from Bayer spent a day digging the Growing4All garden in Kingsclere, which provides a learning and social environment for adults with learning disabilities, and volunteer help is also given to us by Bayer employee, Lindsey Loane on a week to week basis at our Newbury Gateway Club.

Receiving the cheque was our Fundraising Manager, Carrie-Anne Ferrie, who said: “We really appreciate all the hard work and time the Bayer Culture Club have put in to these fundraising endeavours in aid of us. It makes a huge difference to have support from a company like Bayer, whose staff have really gone the extra mile to support us and the work we do locally.  Knowing we have a company like Bayer who are willing to support us with fundraising and volunteering is something we are extremely grateful for, and we would like to thank Bayer and its staff for their on-going support.


Thank You – Fashion Show

November 6th, 2015

Photo Taken By Stuart March Photography
Photo Taken By Stuart March Photography

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 evening was a wonderful success, that received really positive feedback from everybody involved and meant such a lot to us and all the people we support who were involved.

Special thanks go to Thomas Eggar LLP, Rock Choir, Newbury College, Nando’s Newbury, Stuart March Photography, The Chequers Hotel and the Mayor and Mayoress for all their help and support of this year’s event. As well as to all the kind businesses who donated prizes for the evening. However, a huge thank you must go to The Clothing Warehouse, who without their support we would not have been able to have this year’s event.

Thank You – Garden Party

August 3rd, 2015

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 a success without the support of some wonderful individuals. A special thank you to Jane Staunton who generously did the catering for us and Two Cocks Brewery for kindly donating the beer for the event. A huge thank you to the brass band who entertained all afternoon with their fantastic music. And last, but not least, thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, service users and staff who helped with the event.

Garden Party

Thank You to Anne and Tesco

August 3rd, 2015

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 on our summer play scheme to try as part of Tesco’s Farm to Fork scheme. The rainbow of fruit was enjoyed by all the children who were attending play scheme on that day, and they even all got to leave with goodie bags of fruit and stickers.

Thanks to Anne for organising this for us, and to Tesco and their Farm to Fork Scheme for allowing Anne to come and do this wonderful activity for the children.

Tesco Anne
Anne volunteering at our Garden Party
Farm to Fork - Fruit
The rainbow of fruit the children got to enjoy

Thank you to Rosie and Andy

July 15th, 2015

Good Luck 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 thank them again for their kindness. We will be thinking of you both and look forward to hearing about your adventure. 🙂

Thank You to our British London 10K Runners

July 14th, 2015

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 all your hard work in collecting sponsorship and training for the event!

Relaxing in the pub after a successfully completing the event!
Relaxing in the pub after a successful running event!

Thank you also to Gill and Graeme Leech who transported all the runners there and back for the third year running, and helped all the runners on the day! A extra thank you to Graeme who took the wonderful photograph of the runners after they had finished the event.

Thank You to Newbury Ladies Football Club and The Starting Gate

July 13th, 2015

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 services for local people with learning disabilities and their families and carers! Thank you so much for your hard work and generous support. We really appreciate your support.

Thank you to Newbury Rotary Club

June 30th, 2015

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 really appreciate their kindness and generosity.

A team of our staff, volunteers and supporters took part in the Boules in the Square event on the day. They were successful – winning the last of their three games and reported that they had a wonderful day!

Thank You – Golf Day

June 10th, 2015

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
  • Judith Bunting
  • Maxx Design
  • Michael Otton
  • Nando’s Newbury
  • Waitrose
  • International Sports Management
  • Donnington Valley Golf Club
  • Sandford Springs Golf Club
  • Deanwood Park Golf Club
  • Newbury and Crookham Golf Club
  • Donnington Grove Country Club
  • Freixenet
  • Barrett and Coe Photography
  • Natwest
  • Pinkster
  • Nuffield Health
  • Robinson Foods
  • Tesco

Thank you for your generous support that helped to make this year’s event such a wonderful success.

Thank you to Nando’s Newbury

May 27th, 2015

Nandos Bayer 10K 2015We 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 enthusiasm for our work.

Our thanks also go to Stuart March Photography for the wonderful photos he took of the Nandos Staff and their mascot at the event.

Big Lottery Fund

March 12th, 2015

hi_big_e_lrg_pinkWe 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 interested in hearing more about this club, please email zoe.dobson@wbmencap.org who will notify you of the starting date of the club when it becomes available.