Fund Raising and Donating to Mencap.
Your Local Mencap is a charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers, supporting a large number of local community members and their families with practical help in dealing with learning difficulties. The overheads of such an operation are huge, and we constantly seek the support of the wider local community in funding this work. Please see our Events page for a number of events we host in Peacehaven Meridian Centre and other locations, including our own Riverside Hall. All these events enable us to fund activities for the community we support, so please come along and enjoy a tea or coffee with us and chat with our volunteers.
The building in which we provide the support services (Riverside Hall) is very old, and its history is interesting as it was formerly the local Mission to Seamen. As you can imagine, just to keep the building in a good state of repair, and also to provide all the equipmennt we need to help those with disabilities, we need constantly to raise funds. National Mencap, based in London, does not provide any financial support to any of the Local Mencap groups, and we all have to be self-financing.
Please help in any way you can. Any donation to our funds would be thankfully received, and would make such a difference to those that we look after.
To make a donation, please make your cheque payable to “Newhaven & District Mencap” and forward it to :-
Newhaven, Lewes and District Mencap,
Newhaven BN9 9BP.
Please remember to include your contact information, and we will be pleased to reply with a receipt and our grateful thanks.