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Why Support Us?

Our supporters, fundraisers and volunteers are so important to us at Leeds Mencap, so if you’re thinking about doing something for us  – thank you in advance!

Whether you are looking to do some fundraising, become a volunteer or give a monthly donation, we appreciate anything you can do to support us, and it really does make a difference!

From doing an event, volunteering, involving your workplace in fundraising to leaving a gift in your will, explore all of the ways you could make a difference at Leeds Mencap below and help us support local children and young people with learning disabilities. 

How you can help

  • Donations and Regular Giving

    As an independent charity your donation means that Leeds Mencap can continue to work to support children and young people with learning disabilities, and their families, with advice and practical help.

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  • Fundraising

    You might be thinking of taking part in a sponsored event, like a charity skydive or, may be something closer to the ground, like hosting a virtual quiz or running around your local park.

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  • Leave a gift in your will

    Making a Will is the best and simplest way to safeguard everyone’s future. After providing for your loved ones you may choose to support those causes closest to your heart, such as Leeds Mencap.

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  • Give at work

    Bring your team mates together and have some fun and make a difference in your local community. From virtual tea parties to quizzes or lunch time fundraisers there is loads that you can 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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