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Imagine If!

Join us to raise awareness and funds for those with learning disabilities with our “Imagine If” campaign, that gives insights into what it’s like to live with a learning disability

Leeds Train Station Bucket Collection

Join us for our bucket collection collection at Leeds Train station to celebrate Learning Disability Awareness Week. If you would like to volunteer for this event then please email fundraising@leedsmencap.org.uk.

Early Years Stay and Play Coffee Morning (Every Friday)

Leeds Mencap x Headrow House Christmas Quiz

Returning for the second year in a row join us at the brilliant Headrow House to test your knowledge and kick off your festive celebrations!

Tickets will be on sale nearer to the event!

Say No November

Say no to something this November to raise vital funds for Leeds Mencap.

Here are some ideas of things you could say no to:

  • Alcohol
  • Sweets
  • Social Media

Set up a just giving page and ask your family and friends to kindly donate in exchange for you giving up one of you’re favourite things!

Yorkshire Marathon

The Yorkshire Marathon has been a monster success since day one. In many ways it’s the jewel in the White Rose County’s sporting crown.

We like to think every element of The Yorkshire Marathon is charged with Yorkshire Spirit. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the event has got bigger and bigger.  Every year, thousands of runners of all abilities take to its truly breathtaking course.

But you’ll never be far from the locals who will be out in force to cheer you along. The event is now such a global draw that spectators come from across the world to be part of the experience and to add their support.

As you head along University Road to the finish, remember; it’s tradition to “do the Y” as you cross the line. Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire!

Whether you’re aiming to smash your PB or just looking to cross the finish line, the Yorkshire Marathon is the perfect experience for beginners and experienced athletes alike.

sign up here: https://yorkshiremarathonoct2022.eventdesq.com/

London Marathon

in the race

The London Marathon is one of the best marathons in the world, offering a winning combination of a quick course and (under normal circumstances) truly exceptional sideline support. 

Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Undertake this epic trek and raise money for a good cause. Get in touch with us if you are interested!

Leeds Mencap Summer Fair

Join us for our annual summer fair where there will be carnival stalls, refreshment and much more!

Inflatable Fun Run

The world’s largest and best Inflatable 5k has got even Bigger, Bouncier and Better! Tackling 32 gigantic obstacles on the 5k distance, combined with five pumping music zones to motivate you around the course, this years Inflatable 5k is the most epic yet! With four different distances – 2.5k, 5k, 10k, 15k – to choose from, the whole family can take part!

Yorkshire Tough Mudder

Spread out across the rolling dales of Yorkshire, this Tough Mudder course brings as many stunning views as it does heart pounding obstacles. It will get wet, wild and seriously muddy- that we can promise. Assemble a crack team and prepare for an adventure that ends with a headband and an ice cold pint!

Sign up here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/76944732/select-race?e4p=76492109-9796-4866-b9bb-10999595b6ec&e4ts=1641905553&e4q=9cbe125b-a696-44d5-8fd2-f6fd4493fdc6&e4c=active&inviteId=a71f9a1d-e22c-4dc4-ad2e-587ade6017b5&e4e=snawe00000000&_ga=2.194670189.1341087473.1641905151-1860646552.1641905151&e4h=48834883636227b1b13c7e57c1306de0&e4rt=Safetynet&error=login_required&state=4b5d03db-0ebc-458d-a93c-e1ffba2b62b7&_p=5523630344806265

York Rotary Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Racing is the world’s fastest growing water sport and has become popular with charities and companies alike and the  York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge provides the opportunity for anyone to take part in this thrilling sport here in York on one of its finest  assets, the River Ouse. 

For companies and other organisations, Dragon Boat Racing is an exciting way of motivating and integrating people. It quickly gets everyone working together in a fun competitive environment. It is a superb platform for team building, whilst helping the  community by raising funds for local charities (over £1 million raised so far since this event started)

The event, normally held in July each year,  provides a high profile opportunity to support local charities which make such a valuable contribution to York’s community as well as generating support for your own team’s nominated charity.

Stalls and a variety of activities are planned alongside the River to create a Gala Day atmosphere to compliment the Dragon Boat Racing. Race participants and their family and friends as supporters along with spectators are expected to number a few thousand. This is a substantial promotional opportunity for companies and organisations.

​For more information and to sign up please visit: https://www.yorkrotary.co.uk/db-contact

Leeds 10k

Run the fantastic route that takes in many of the Leeds’ historic landmarks. Crowds come out in full force for this race, creating a vibrant atmosphere!

If you are interested, register here:https://leeds10k2022.eventdesq.com/ and get in touch with us so we can support you on your fundraising journey.

Junior Total Warrior

Bigger, Better and Muddier. After a whopping 4,000 Junior Warriors completed the 2021 event, Junior Warrior returns in 2022 for another amazing 3K course, packed with obstacles to challenge the whole family. Suitable for big and little kids aged 6 and over, they’ll be sure to have a blast. Adults are now welcome to take on the course – including most obstacles – with their young ones. Taking on ‘Muddy Mayhem’‘Canopy Climb’ and ’Slideaway’ to name a few. They will have to run, climb, jump, crawl and slide their way around 12 Challenging Obstacles. Get the camera ready, and see you in the mud!.

Junior Warriors aged 6 and 7 must be accompanied by an adult; for those aged 8 and over, adults have the option to run with their child if they would like to. ADULT ENTRY IS ONLY £15 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR TOTAL WARRIOR ORIGINAL (12K) OR TOTAL WARRIOR HALF (6K)

Enter here: https://www.totalwarrior.co.uk/junior-warrior/

Total Warrior Leeds!

Join 10000 Warrior and overcome 25 awesome obstacles!

Sign up here: https://www.totalwarrior.co.uk/enter/

Learning Disability Week!

Join us to celebrate and raise awareness for those with Learning Disabilities. Stay tuned for the 2022 theme and more activities to be revealed!

Leeds Half Marathon

The Leeds Half Marathon is one of Yorkshire’s biggest racing events.

The much-loved run raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity every year and often attracts more than 7,500 runners.

But what makes it special is the atmoshpere. Crowds gather to support runners all along the route so whatever the weather, every participant will get a boost from the words of encouragement they receive.

The run attracts people all abilities and ages. With a fantastically vibrant atmosphere guaranteed, this run could be right up your street.

Please get in touch if you are interested!

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Undertake this epic trek and raise money for a good cause. Get in touch with us if you are interested!

Easter Event

Join us to celebrate Easter! More details to come soon!

Skydive for Leeds Mencap

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Why not get a thrill whilst raising money for a great cause? Undertake a Skydrive for Leeds Mencap in March for an unforgettable experience!

If you are interested in doing a skydive for us please get in touch and we can arrange specific dates to suit you!

New Year, New You?

To kick start the new year, why not set a new years resolution to take up a new activity or give up a bad habit for 30 days and ask your family and friends if they would consider sponsoring you?

If you are interested in this, please get in touch for copies of a sponsorship form or tips on how to collect sponsorship money using online platforms!


Sadly, some of our planned events and challenges, like the Leeds Half Marathon have been postponed, but the good news is, you can still get involved with your family, friends and community if you’d like to raise vital funds for Leeds Mencap.

There are lots of fun ways to virtually fundraise, choose an activity that’s right for you at a time that suits you. Your support is hugely important and means we can be there for children with learning disabilities across Leeds.

Don’t let that training go to waste! You can still run and record your chosen distance 5km, 10km or half marathon anywhere, at any time, whilst observing the social distancing guidelines or at home on a treadmill. If you decide to get the miles in and fundraise for us, please remember to tag us in your social media selfies or videos when you’re out running @LeedsMencap

Or would you like to do your own virtual fundraising event? Virtual bake-athon, movie-night, book-club or of course a quiz-night! 

We would love to hear your virtual event ideas too and will support you with fundraising tools, including a t-shirt, sponsor form and certificate.

Please fill out the contact form below and we will send you our Virtual Fundraising Ideas sheet.

Get in touch

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