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Help Carlisle Mencap reach four figures!

There's only a few weeks left to help raise much-needed pounds for Carlisle Mencap through the Co-op Local Community Fund - and we are so close the £1,000 mark!

Posted Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Carlisle Mencap was thrilled to have be chosen once again last autumn as one of the three local good causes by Co-op's Local Fund. And already generous Co-op shoppers have raised more than £930 for Carlisle Mencap.

Our year as one of the Local Community Fund's good causes finishes on October 23, so you still have time to join the Co-op and then shop there to boost our total.

To help in the final push, Carlisle Mencap will be having a promotional stall at our 'flagship' Co-op store at Central Avenue, Harraby, Carlisle, between 9am and midday on Saturday October 16th. So come along and say hello - and more importantly if you haven't already done so, join the Co-op and shop there!

Because by shopping at your local Co-op and swiping your membership card you could be supporting Carlisle Mencap. Each year the Co-op supports around 4,500 local community groups. 

So you have to be a Co-op member to help donate - but don't worry if are not a member. Because it costs just £1 to join! And you can join by going to or by downloading the Co-op app.

When you buy selected Co-op products and services from their stores, 2p for every £1 you spend goes into your Co-op Membership account. And then the Co-op will give the same amount to support community organisations and local causes.

Carlisle Mencap has its own Cause Profile Page on the Co-op membership website which will highlight the project (s) we are raising funds for. The link to our profile page is:

So please - help us to try and burst through the £1,000 total once October 23 has been and gone.  


THANK YOU for your support ...