My name is Dave Urwin, I am the Development Officer of Taunton Mencap. Needless to say, the Coronavirus has presented us with numerous challenges. We have had to cancel all activities, trips and workshops for the foreseeable , future and have had to conduct our committee meetings via Skype for the time being, but you can be assured that we are working hard to ensure that the current situation does not mean we will not be in contact with our members
There will soon be an interim newsletter, including ideas for activities from several people who have run workshops for us previously as well as information on how we plan to keep in touch with our members at this time and how things will work going forward
These are difficult times for us all but together we will get through them : )
If you would like to get involved with Taunton Mencap then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To summarise, 2019 was a successful year for us and there were some fantastic trips, events and activities...
Taunton Mencap now has a Somerset West Lottery page! Support us and other local causes and win prizes of up to £25,000. 50% of all tickets sold from our Lottery page come to us. Tickets only cost £1.00 per week. Go to www.somersetwestlottery.co.uk/support/taunton-menc...
We have just heard that Taunton Mencap has been awarded a grant of £2,405 from the Big Lottery Fund towards the cost of salaries from October 2018. This will make a significant difference to our budgeting in 2019 and grateful thanks to the National Lottery and anyone who plays the Lottery.
With the sad news of the closure of Six Acres, we have had to look for a new venue for the events that we share with our members. We are very pleased to say that we have found a new venue and this will be the Brittons Ash Community Hall. This is located on the old Taunton to Bridgwater Road and shares a site with the new West Monkton Primary School.
This is a wonderful venue with very comfortable facilities for Taunton Mencap to use.
We are pleased to introduce you to Dan - he is running the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Taunton Mencap.
Taking part and training for a marathon is no easy feat and we really appreciate the effort that Dan is putting in. We would like to wish Dan all the best on his endeavour.
To aid Dan in his fundraising efforts he is hosting two events. They are:
Friday, 12th April
Charity Quiz night
Friday, 26th April
Somerset vs Essex Eagles, in a corporate box at the County Ground in Taunton.
To find out how you can support Dan by sending a donation or attending the events listed above, please email Dave on email@example.com.