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In Your Community

Why Support Us?

Whether it’s an event, a sponsored walk or a community get together, we’re always so grateful for our local community pulling together to support us. As we’re an independent charity, you’ll be making a huge difference in your local community by supporting children with learning disabilities across Leeds! 

So, if you want to organise an event, discuss your ideas or would like one of the team to come to talk to people in your community, we’d love to meet you. 

We’ll provide advice, support and materials – we’re here to help you. Get in touch and we can discuss how we can work together.

How you can help

  • Fundraise

    From providing materials such as banners and t-shirts, we’re here to help your community group or organisation with your fundraising, so why not get in touch to discuss some exciting fundraising events ideas today?

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  • Donate

    As an independent charity, support from community-based groups makes a huge difference to us here at Leeds Mencap. We have to secure all of our own funding each year, so your donations go a long way in helping us to keep on going with the work we do.

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  • Volunteer

    From volunteer kitchen assistant, to helping with decorating or gardening to fundraising, as one of our volunteers you can help Leeds Mencap support families, young people and children with learning disabilities, to live their lives to the full. 

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Who you will be supporting

  • Jim and Emily

    Emily was born with a rare brain disorder which affects her eyesight and coordination.  She also has a learning disability and this meant that growing up she needed extra support at school and home.  She found it difficult to access social activities because of a lack of support for individuals with additional needs.

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  • Grace and Molly

    Before we came to Leeds Mencap, I was constantly anxious and stressed about ensuring I supported and encouraged Molly’s development on a daily basis.

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  • Molly- My Experience with the Siblings group

    Hello, my name is Molly, I’m 14 years old and I have been coming to the Siblings Group at Leeds Mencap since I was 8 years old.

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Our Impact

On average we have over 2,500 attendees to our centre every year. In a year we help over 200 families and in addition over 400 children to have full and active lives. We want to do even more.


Our reports have shown on average each year we have reduced isolation for over 370 individuals, improved employability for over 100 adults with learning disabilities and improved health and wellbeing for over 200 individuals.


We have been doing this for 60 years for the communities of Leeds and we need people like you to help us to continue to do this.

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