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You can't keep a good man down and fresh from having walked 100 miles this summer for local children's charities in Leeds, Great Britain and Leeds legend Barrie McDermott is off again, this time looking to complete the BUPA Great North Run on Sunday 30th September.
Barrie will be joined on the run by the Rhinos Media Manager Phil Daly and the pair are raising funds for local charity Leeds Mencap.
Leeds Mencap work to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning disability and their families and carers. They run the Hawthorn Family Support Centre, , which is set to benefit from the proceeds raised from the Great North Run.
The centre, the only one of its kind in
, provides support for 23 families of disabled children aged up to three.
Kate Grimshaw, fundraiser for Leeds Mencap, said: “This is a huge morale boost for every connected with Mencap. As well as the Hawthorn Centre we operate a residential home for 12 adults in Chapel Allerton as well as youth clubs and play schemes across
.”

Leeds Mencap is a local charity run exclusively for and by the people of .  They provide vital services for children and adults with a learning disability and their parents and carers.  Although affiliated with Mencap they are not funded by the national group so rely on local donations and sponsorship entirely.

Their services include the Hawthorn family support centre for children from 0-3 with a learning disability.  The children are cared for in a playroom while their parents have the opportunity to speak to other parents who face similar issues in the first few years of their child’s life.  One parent said:  “Hawthorns gave me support, a place to relax, and it became the highlight of our week.  No one made any funny comments they just accepted us and then we started going to a local mums and tots group and I was strong enough to cope!”

Leeds Mencap run a residential home for 12 adults and various youth clubs and playschemes amongst other activities. 

For more ideas visit our website www.leedsmencap.org.uk or get in touch with Kate Grimshaw kate.grimshaw@leedsmencap.org.uk 0113 2351331

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Leeds Mencap

Charity Registration No. 1091809

Leeds Mencap works to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning disability and their families and carers. Although affiliated with Royal Mencap we receive no funding from them, so we rely entirely on donations, grants, sponsorship and the generosity of the local community.

Donations 51

Well done from Carnegie Leaders in Learning

Donation by Julie Firth on 07/11/07

£50.00

Donation by Sally Richardson on 02/10/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well donr Barry and Kate at Mencap

Donation by John Grimshaw on 01/10/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Barry, and Kate at mencap for her hard work

Donation by Julia Grimshaw on 01/10/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by anonymous on 01/10/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

my hero as always Baz!

Donation by Lisa Armstrong on 01/10/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

From everyone at the RFL

Donation by RFL on 01/10/07

£20.00

Donation by engage Mutual Assurance on 01/10/07

£100.00

Well done to you both

Donation by Claire Daly on 30/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck Barrie. See you at Old Trafford!!

Donation by Margaret on 30/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Seuper Effort from the big fella!

Donation by Mark Lightfoot on 30/09/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good luck Bazza!

Donation by Bert on 30/09/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Barrie

Donation by Susan Joyce on 29/09/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

keep up the good work!

Donation by tom & helen daly on 29/09/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

good luk big barrie mcdermott

Donation by big dave on 29/09/07

£15.00

Good Luck Barrie. Keep the faith

Donation by Paul Mellors on 29/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck big fella

Donation by Barry Cook on 29/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

barrie your a legend c u in newcastle

Donation by debbie and katie on 29/09/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Baz

Donation by Chris Bramma on 28/09/07

£20.00

Good Luck Barrie

Donation by Jenny and Helen on 28/09/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck to you both

Donation by Lucy Hetherington on 28/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by peter lawrance on 28/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

You're a star!

Donation by Gerry McDonagh on 28/09/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Good Luck Phil!!!!

Donation by Ben Burridge on 28/09/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

hope this hells

Donation by stephen on 28/09/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,055.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,055.00
  • Gift Aid£174.87

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