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3RD OCTOBER 2021- VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON

Take part in the iconic Virgin London Marathon. Training will be tough but the experience will be amazing – running 26.2 miles
alongside thousands of others. You’ll need to pay an entry fee and raise a minimum sponsorship.

Leeds Mencap is an independent, local charity and we work with over 450 people each year providing support, services and advice that’s desperately needed.

If you would like to book yourself a place and run for Leeds Mencap please sign up here. You can then raise sponsorship for us – just let us know you’re taking part by completing the form below, emailing us on info@leedsmencap.org.uk or call us on 0113 2351331.

Once you’ve secured a charity place, set up your Virgin Money Giving page and let all your family and friends that you are running for Leeds Mencap.

14TH JUNE 2021- LEARNING DISABILITY WEEK

Show your support for children with learning disabilities by raising money and spreading awareness during Learning Disability Week.

Check out our Do your own thingsection and see if anything takes your fancy!

FEBRUARY 2021- THE GREAT NIGHT IN

Get comfy during these winter nights and take part in The Great Night In with those you love! We’ll send you your pack full of ideas to get you started.

Contact us on info@LeedsMencap.org.uk

JANUARY 2021- CHALLENGE YOURSELF

Start the New Year with a personal challenge like Dry January or Veganuary and get people to sponsor you, setting up your own JustGiving page.

THE GREAT BIG LEEDS MENCAP SINGALONG

The Great Big Leeds Mencap Singalong is a fundraising event for EVERYONE!

We are asking businesses, families, schools and individuals to all learn ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ using Makaton signs. With a step-by-step video teaching you all the signs you need and how to put them together, learn this well known Christmas song and raise funds for Leeds Mencap this Christmas.

We ask participants to either make a donation or raise sponsorship to take part. Once complete, share your video with us and on social – don’t forget to use the hashtag #leedsmencapsingalong. Please return it to us by Friday 18th December.

This singalong is the ideal way to bring everyone together during these strange times to learn a new skill and raising funds and awareness for Leeds Mencap.

We have set a minimum donation of £20 per person, but the more you can raise the more we can do to support children and young people with learning disabilities.

We can’t wait to see your videos! If you are doing this with friends, colleagues or your classmates at school, how about doing a compilation video where you all take a word or line to sign?

To download the fundraising pack click here and to watch the step-by-step video to get learning the signs for ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas‘, click here or on the video below. We have also included a video of some of the team at Leeds Mencap, showing us how it’s done!

Step-by-step instructions to follow to learn ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Here’s some of the Leeds Mencap Staff, showing us how it’s done!

You can fundraise by creating a JustGiving page to let people know that you’re fundraising for Leeds Mencap or we have sponsorship forms available to download here.

If you have any questions, you can call us on 0113 235 1331 or email info@leedsmencap.org.uk

Thanks very much and we look forward to signing with you to raise funds this Christmas! Together, we can raise much needed funds for children and young people with learning disabilities across Leeds.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

This year we are selling Christmas cards and Christmas gift wrap through Care Cards, which gives a minimum donation of 25% of the value of your order to Leeds Mencap.

Click here or on the link below to see the full range of cards and gift wrap available and to place your order.



VIRTUAL EVENTS

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.

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9TH MAY 2021- LEEDS HALF MARATHON

The Leeds Half Marathon takes in 13.1 miles of the city past some of its most iconic landmarks and offers the next step up from the 10K series.

Celebrating its 35th outing, the Leeds Half is firmly established as one of the highlights of Leeds’ sporting calendar and Yorkshire’s BIGGEST half.

Perfect for those looking to increase their personal best or take on a bigger challenge whilst raising funds for people with learning disabilities across Leeds.

Leeds Mencap is an independent, local charity and we work with over 450 people each year providing support, services and advice that’s desperately needed. 

If you would like to book yourself a place and run for Leeds Mencap please sign up with Run for All for just £38.50 via their website here. Please select  the “General Entry” type. You can then raise sponsorship for us – just let us know you’re taking part by completing the form below or call 0113 2351331. 

In return we’ll provide you with a Leeds Mencap running vest and tons of support with fundraising and training leading up to the big day.

19TH JUNE 2021- SKYDIVE FOR LEEDS MENCAP

Free fall 10,000ft on a skydive to support people with learning disabilities in Leeds

Bridlington Airfield, East Yorkshire – next dates available are Saturday 19 June and Saturday 9 October 2021

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.

Imagine being able to do this for FREE whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help Leeds Mencap! Stop imagining, it’s real and it’s happening and you can be part of it…

This year – we’d love you to join us and jump for children and young people with learning disabilities!

All we ask is for a registration fee of £70 and that you raise a minimum of £395 for our work. Remember once you have raised this minimum you can get your registration fee back so jump for FREE! 

We’ll give you lots and hints and tips about how you can raise the money and many people have great success setting up an online giving page and asking their friends and everyone they know to support!

We partner with Skyline for your Sky Dive. To secure your place, you can register directly here – APPLY TO TAKE PART.

Every penny you raise will help children with learning disabilities across Leeds! 

17TH APRIL 2021- YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS

Summit Yorkshire’s three tallest peaks in one day and accomplish an ascent of 1,532m – higher than the UK’s largest mountain!

This exciting and rewarding challenge will have you trekking over the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks within a period of just 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. The route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside.

While it lasts just one day, this challenge should not be taken lightly as the terrain is extremely varied involving some steep ascents and descents. Participants can expect to cover an almost marathon distance by foot – but in just a matter of hours. So why not take on this iconic challenge in the heart of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of learning disability in Leeds and conquer Pen Y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough with an overall ascent of 1,532m – higher than the UK’s largest mountain!

If you are interested in taking on this challenge, please call the fundraising team on 0113 235 1331 or fill out the form below.

4TH JULY 2021 – LEEDS 10K

Join Team Leeds Mencap in support of people with learning disabilities on Yorkshire’s most popular run!

Renowned for being one of the most enjoyable 10K events in Yorkshire, the Leeds 10K is a fantastic event whether you’re an experienced or a rookie runner, with an immensely supportive crowd and an inclusive atmosphere of comradeship.

Leeds Mencap is an independent, local charity and we work with over 450 people each year providing support, services and advice that’s desperately needed.

If you would like to book yourself a place and run for Leeds Mencap please sign up with Run for All for just £27.00 via their website here. Please select the “General Entry” type. You can then raise sponsorship for us – just let us know you’re taking part by competing the form below or call 0113 2351331.

We can offer you lots of support and information.

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