you can support Gateshead Mencap Society
we can create a world in which people with a learning disability
are valued equally, listened to and included. Where people
who have a learning disability can feel proud of who they
are and accepted by society.
want you, your friends and your family to join with us to
campaign, raise money and volunteer alongside people with
a learning disability - we can't think of a more rewarding
way to spend your time.
know you always wanted to be a bus driver, well this is
your golden opportunity! You could drive once a week, fortnightly
or even once a month. For insurance purposes drivers must
be aged 25 to 74
minibus was presented to Gateshead Mencap by Wooden
Spoon, the rugby charity.
in our club
a new dimension to your social life. We often arrange
outings to shows, pantomimes, the seaside or countryside
or even the local park.
new people and make some friends
a variety of challenging and rewarding experiences.
some skills and learn new things.
alongside people who have years of experience with people
who have learning difficulties.
got much time? Don't worry, it doesn't take much to make
- Why we need funds.
Mencap is a totally voluntary organization and relies
on fundraising to survive. The minibus service we provide
to collect our club members is a lifeline as the majority
of them ar not able to use public transport unsupervised.
Insurance for each bus is currently almost £2000.
Tax, maintenance and fuel for the busses, in addition
to the initial cost of the buses themselves, take up a
large proportion of our funds.
campaigns nationally on subjects like inclusion, hate crime,
equality of healthcare etc. and Gateshead Mencap Society
supports these issues.
to National Campaigns
you feel strongly about any issues that affect people
with learning difficulties or their families or carers
please get in touch. Together we can make a difference.
The society is only as effective
as its members and volunteers. If you want to get involved
please get in touch - we're waiting to hear from you.
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone our secretary on 0191 4400131 or 07580