The Leeds Mencap Summer Fair on 1st September was a great success with over 400 people from the local community attending which helped them raise over £800 to go towards improving the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning disability and their families and carers.
Image above: Summer fair attendees enjoying the entertainment on the day
Image below: Willmott Dixon Interiors branded goodies for the children
Our project teams at Quarry House, Wellington House and Leeds Bus Station are proud to once again be supporting this fantastic charity and were able to provide them with a climbing wall which was the main attraction on the day, keeping lots of the children entertained.
Images below and above: The fantastic climbing wall which kept the children entertained
Leeds Mencap is a charity who work to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning disability and their families and carers. They have a specialised centre for children from the ages of 0 – 18, which provides them with the help and support they need to build their confidence and interact socially. In a recent survey, 94% of Leeds Mencap families said that they have felt more isolated during Covid-19. The impact of the pandemic on families who have children and young people with learning disabilities has put both parents and their children under incredible strain, with many experiencing increased anxiety and worsening mental and emotional health.
Image above: (Left to right) Ruth Watson, Family Support Case Worker; Abi Hart, Fundraising and Communications Officer; Cath Lee, CEO.
We are looking forward to continuing our support of Leeds Mencap in our next event on Sunday 12th September where we will take part in the Dragon Boat Race in York. Good luck to our team for Sunday!