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Fantastic boost for Carlisle Mencap!

Carlisle Mencap has received a fantastic grant of £4,360 from the Gannett Foundation to purchase sensory equipment.

Posted Thursday, 23rd January 2020

Every year, Newsquest Media Group - publishers of the News & Star in Carlisle, The Cumberland News, The Westmorland Gazete, The Mail in Barrow, the Times & Star in Workington, and The Whitehaven News - support charitable community projects all over the UK. The awards are made through Newsquest's Gannett Foundation UK.

Sheila Gregory, the chief executive officer of Carlisle Mencap, said: "We are delighted to receive this substantial gift from the Gannett Foundation. This will be used for sensory equipment and toys to suport children and adults with complex disability and anxiety.

"A gift like this will really enhance the lives of this very vulnerable group of people. The fact the equipment will be portable means we can take it to where it is most needed. A financial boost like this is a great boon in these difficult times for charities like ours who are affected by austerity."

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