News and events from Carlisle Mencap including real life stories.
Chairwoman's abseil success!
CARLISLE Mencap chairwoman Christine Bowditch was one of four brave women who successfully completed an abseil to help raise funds for our charity and other good causes.
Transition Nurse launch
Carlisle Mencap’s Grace Little Centre hosted the launch of the new WellChild Specialist Transition Nurse for the Carlisle and north Cumbria area.
Well done the Daniels!
CONGRATULATIONS and a big thank-you to Daniel Campbell and Daniel Jackson who took part in the Great North Run to raise money for Carlisle Mencap!
Studio's work on fairground film
OUR Independence Studio team were at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle for the premiere of a new film about a well-known fairground for which the Carlisle Mencap studio's members provided animation scenes.
Two quizzes coming up!
FUNDRAISING quizzes are back! We have one lined up in October PLUS the return of the Big Festive Quiz in December!
High Sheriff at our BBQ
THE High Sheriff of Cumbria, Marcia Reid Fotheringham, was the special guest at a fundraising barbecue organised by Carlisle Mencap on Saturday.
Target Wrestling boost
AN action-packed entertaining night of wrestling has helped raise money for Carlisle Mencap!
Sunday workers wanted
WANT to earn some extra money and have fun as well? We are on the lookout for people to help out with our Active Sundays! Click on 'Sunday Workers Wanted' for further details.
California House reopening!
CARLISLE Mencap celebrated the reopening of its California House centre for adults with a spectacular garden party in the sunshine!
California here we come!
THE latest Carlisle Mencaptivate blog looks ahead to our garden party and reopening ceremony of the California House centre for adults, as well as a look back at Give A Day To The City.
Our Community Heroes!
CARLISLE Mencap's CEO Sheila Gregory has won Person of the Year in The Cumberland News Community Heroes Awards while Rebecca Aitken was Specially Commended in the Volunteer of the Year category.
Carlisle Mencap Give A Day!
CARLISLE Mencap have been doing their bit along with other organisations, groups and businesses across the city by taking part in the annual Give A Day To The City initiative.