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  • Disability History Month

    By Orla Conway, November 16th to December 16th marks UK Disability History Month. Disability Month is a longstanding initiative created and led by disabled organisations. This month aims to create a platform to honour the historical challenges faced by disabled individuals.. It’s crucial to recognise that when we talk about disabilities, we’re not just referring…

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  • Trustee Week 2023

    Trustee Week is all about celebrating the brilliant work of charity trustees. This year’s theme is “Many Voices. Working Together. With purpose.” At Leeds Mencap we are incredibly lucky to have a lovely team of dedicated trustees who lend their expertise in a range of areas and work together to ensure our charity is the best we…

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  • Inclusive Winter Activities

    by Mia Stewart With the nights drawing in and the temperatures dropping, it’s time to get in the festive spirit! There are many winter activities across Leeds and many of them are suitable for those with additional needs! Christmas Family Crafternoon – M&S Archive at the University of Leeds, Micheal Marks Building 11th November, 10am…

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  • World Mental Health Day

    The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. The Day is all about raising awareness of mental health and helping those to make positive changes for their mental health. Having a good mental health is very important as it influences the way we behave in every aspect of our lives. It impacts the way…

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  • Volunteer Spotlight- Orla

    With a new academic year, comes new volunteers! Last week we welcomed our new Marketing and Communication Volunteer Orla. Here’s a bit more about Orla and what encouraged her to volunteer for us: “My name is Orla Conway, and I am from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I am currently in my final year at the University…

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  • Leeds Mencap x Tomoro

    To continue our 70th Anniversary blog post series, we chatted with our corporate partners Tomoro all about their journey with Leeds Mencap: “Here at Tomoro Agency we are based in Leeds city centre. We specialise in digital marketing and creative advertising. We have worked with brands such as Haier, Thermos UK and Flamingo Land. We…

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  • Legacy Fundraising: The basics

    Introduction Legacy fundraising, also known as legacy giving, is an growing component of charity fundraising efforts. By encouraging individuals to include a charitable bequest in their will or estate plan, organizations can secure long-term financial support for their mission. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of legacy fundraising, its significance and various…

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  • Leeds Mencap’s History with Challenge Anneka!

    Welcome to the latest instalment in our 70th anniversary series, where we reflect on the remarkable milestones that have shaped Leeds Mencap into the organization it is today. In this blog post, we delve into the inspiring story of Challenge Anneka’s involvement with Leeds Mencap and how it played a significant role in our history.…

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  • Trustee Spotlight-Tim

    As we continue our series of blog posts to celebrate our 70th anniversary we are delighted to share the stories of some of our excellent trustees, who have generously supported our work over the years. What is a Trustee? Trustees Oversee everything a charity does. They ensure that their charity has a clear strategy, and…

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