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The Great Big Leeds Mencap Singalong

  • By Abi Hart
  • 2nd December 2020

Leeds Mencap are appealing to businesses, families, schools and individuals to all learn ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ using Makaton signs to raise funds for Leeds Mencap this Christmas as part of their Imagine If campaign. An awareness and fundraising campaign aiming to highlight what it is like to have a learning disability and show what’s important to young people with learning disabilities and their families. 

15,000 people in Leeds have a learning disability in Leeds: this is growing number and Leeds Mencap are determined to get people in the city talking about the issues that families and people with learning disabilities face.

Cath Lee, CEO of Leeds Mencap, explains: “With our Imagine If campaign, we want to highlight some of the issues that have affected children with learning disabilities during this time such as them not being able to see friends and family and not understanding why and not being able to take part in their usual activities – like our youth clubs. Without public support, keeping our services going is going to be difficult’.

The Imagine If campaign features families and children as well as staff, volunteers and supporters talking about having a learning disability and this Christmas, they want to continue to raise awareness of the issues they face and raise money to keep supporting children and their families in Leeds and surrounding areas.

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

For more information contact: Caitlin Hazell, Leeds Mencap, on 0113 2351331 or caitlin.hazell@leedsmencap.org.uk  or donate at www.leedsmencap.org.uk/donate

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