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How you can still help us raise vital funds

SOME of our fundraising events will be moved to later in the year but it is vitally important we keep money coming in to fund our services - here's how you can help!

Posted Tuesday, 17th March 2020

IN light of the coronavirus  situation, some of our planned fundraising events have been put on hold. We aim to be back with a bumper crop of exciting events, all being well, in the summer including a sponsored firewalk, the Guided Walk Across Morecambe Bay sands, and a big charity fashion show, but it is vital we continue to bring in funds to keep our services and support network for more than 500 adults and children with learning disabilities going.

There are various ways you can help. Firstly, you can make a cash donation - large, medium or just a few pounds, It all helps and it is all gratefully received.

Secondly, you can do your shopping at the Co-op. Between now and October 24, Carlisle Mencap has been chosen as a beneficiary of the Co-op Local Community Fund. If you are a Co-op member, when you shop at the Co-op 1% of the price of selected brands and services (including Funeral & Legal) goes to local good causes - and YOU get to choose which cause. In other words - Carlisle Mencap!

And if you are not yet a member of the Co-op - then join! It only costs £1 a year. Please go to - then join for £1, then select CARLISLE MENCAP as your chosen charity. We are in the Skills Section. And spread the word among your family, relatives, friends and colleagues. This could be a crucial form of revenue between now and the end of October.

Thirdly, you can contribute to our funds if you shop online at Amazon. Carlisle Mencap has become a registered charity regarding donations with the online shopping giant Amazon who will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers. So follow this link directly to help support Carlisle Mencap: 

And don't forget our London Marathon man Dan! The recent Bikeathon was a big success but the fundraising goes on to help our marathon man Dan Campbell reach his minimum sponsorship target for the Virgin Money London Marathon which has now been moved to Sunday, October 4.  You can donate any sum, large or small, to our Independence Studio team leader Dan at his pages at:

So please - make sure you try and do your bit to help Carlisle Mencap through these testing times for all of us. All help - great or small - is very much appreciated!

Remember, our address if you want to make donations is Carlisle Mencap, Unit J3, Duchess Avenue, Kingmoor Park North, Carlisle CA6 4SN. Telephone 01228 674393. For more information contact our events and fundraising officer PHIL TAYLOR by email at or by contacting the above number or mobile 07341 865382.

And thanks!


THANK YOU for your support ...