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.

The awards took place at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday, July 4. Sheila's award was a fitting climax to a busy year for our charity which has been celebrating its 50th anniversary having been formed back in 1968.

Sheila has helped transform the charity from a group of parents with children with learning difficulties into the fourth largest Mencap group in the country.

Meanwhile Rebeca Aitken was thrilled to be Specially Commended in the Volunteer of the Year category. She is a volunteer at our Girls' Club and has racked up more than 60 hours of volunteering. It was fitting that in the week she got the special commendation, she joined team leader Rebecca Carey and events and fundraising officer Phil Taylor to help the Give A Day To The City Week initiative by helping in the revamp of Portland Square off Warwick Road.

Chris Story, editor of The Cumberland News, said: "The evening is one of the highlights of our year as we recognise and reward the heroes in our community."



Upcoming Events

So much coming up!

Date: 23rd September Location: Across north Cumbria

AS we head into autumn and winter there are a lot of fun events coming up to help raise money for Carlisle Mencap! Click on the headline to find out more!

Virgin Money's help for Carlisle Mencap

Date: 23rd September Location: Virgin Money, 4 Devonshire Street, Carlisle

A FUNDRAISING day for Carlisle Mencap is being held at Virgin Money in Carlisle City Centre on Monday, September 23 as part of the build-up to next year's London Marathon which has picked Mencap as its chosen charity.

New film project

Date: 24th September Location: Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

A FOCUS group for people with learning difficulties will be taking place at the Independence Studio at our Grace Little Centre on September 24 about a new film project. Click headline for details.

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