Summer Fair 2021 Thank You!
Recently we had our Leeds Mencap 2021 Summer Fair. As we are sure is the same for many of you, Covid-19 unfortunately put a stop to a lot of our plans and prevented us from being able to engage with our community in the ways we would have liked.
Once restrictions eased, and it felt safe enough to do so, we knew we wanted to put on a big event for our community, to kick-start a new six months of fundraising and, more importantly, to provide the vital opportunity for children with learning disabilities and their families to get involved with their wider community once again.
Thanks to a wonderful donation from the Co-op Foundation to run the event and the generosity of local businesses and organisations (see the end of the post for a full list) we were able to put on an amazing day.
We had a climbing wall, which was kindly provided to us by Willmott Dixon Interiors, a bouncy castle, circus skills workshops, carnival games such as hook a duck and lolly lottery, a raffle, a tombola and of course food and refreshments provided by Killingbeck Asda.
It was amazing to see all the smiling faces of the children and families enjoying a much needed fun day out to mark the end of the summer holidays and a return to a sense of normality.
We had around 300 people attend in total, and thanks to everyone’s kind donations we managed to raise an amazing £784.95. This money will help us to continue to provide vital services to support children with learning disabilities and their families all across Leeds.
We want to extend a big thank you to all of the donors, volunteers and attendees of the summer fair that made it such a special and memorable day. We hope to be able to put on more events like this in the future and to see you all soon.
Once again a massive thank you to the following people for their support:
- The Co-op Foundation
- Willmott Dixon Interiors
- All About Party Bags
- Experience days
- Go Ape
- Andy Mc Makaton Tutor
- Tenpin Leeds
- The Body Shop
- The Little Bookshoop
- Arcade Club Leeds
- The Entertainer
Kind regards, The fundraising team.