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Tracey Glendinning-Smith

Breakaways Christmas Campaign

We are raising money for Sutton Mencap because the project means a lot to local families

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'Breakaways' - Give the gift of friendship this Christmas

Maintaining friendships is hard for adults with a learning disability and carers need time out too. Be part of our solution by supporting ‘Breakaways’ – a year long programme of short breaks.

Charity Registration No. 1080514


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For  adults with a learning disability meeting up with friends alone isn’t always easy. Concerns about safety and transport can get in the way. Our  Breakaways project offers day trips, nights out and weekends away, doing the kind of things we often take for granted. “It is a lifleline for our son. He has no other friends other than those at Breakaways”.

Breakaways also gives parent/carers an opportunity to recharge their batteries.  “We both look forward to the breakaways weekend because my son is with his friends and staff that we have got to know and trust over the years so I don’t feel like I’m leaving him somewhere for my benefit. I know he will come home happy and relaxed and that means I enjoy my time to myself. That’s priceless!”.

With your support we can give local families the opportunity to enjoy 50 short breaks and 12 weekends away next year. We need to raise 4k to make it happen. Can you help?

This page is for funds raised offline or through local events and will hopefully help us to reach our target of 4k.