Rotaract Club Fish ‘N’ Quiz – 19th March
The Rotaract Club of Bromley invite you to attend their annual Fish’n’Quiz! Bring your friends and family along to this quirky quiz on 19th March, 6.30pm, atBromley Parish Church Hall, to raise money for Bromley Mencap. Tickets cost £12 and include an evening of entertainment as well as supper of fish and chips and a drink! The Rotaract Fish’n’Quiz promises to be an entertaining, and tasty, evening so grab your friends and get your tickets online before 18th of March at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fishnquiz Come on your own or as a team of up to 8 people.
Our first issue of Bulletin for 2016 is out now, click here. Read about our 3 new services, our fun Christmas activities, our new dates for Day Opportunities and a successful few months of community fundraising!
Are you a parent/carer of a child with SEN? Are you a young person aged 16+ with SEN? Are you confused about the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) process?
Then Bromley Mencap’s Independent Support Service drop-ins can help. More details here
Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum received over 500 toys for distribution to its member organisations from The Widows Sons South East, a masonic bikers association on 12th December. Over 30 bikers, dressed in Santa Suits, roared up to Bromley & Downham Youth Club to deliver toys for needy children and young people across Bromley Borough.
Judy Kimmins the Forum’s Development Officer said that they welcomed the opportunity to support their member organisations and it was amazing to see the amount of toys donated. Seven member groups attended the event including Bromley Mencap, Bromley Women’s Aid, Crystal Palace Community Development Trust, CASPA, Young Carers, Bromley Gypsy Traveller Project, St Edward’s Mottingham and Bromley & Downham Youth Club. Cash donations were also received and these were used to purchase toys from Argos in the Mall, Bromley. Argos kindly donated further toys. The appeal was launched through the major masonic halls in Kent to collect toys via donations in wheelie bins. The bikers loaded the toys in a van at Oakley House in Bromley and were greeted by the Grand Master before departing for Bromley & Downham Youth Club.
Thank you to Bromley & Downham Youth Club for hosting the event and providing tea and coffee for the bikers.
Jenni Saysell is running the London Marathon on 24 April for Bromley Mencap and Umbrella (Derby & Derbyshire). Please help Jenni reach her fundraising target of £1,500 by sponsoring her here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JenniSaysell
Bromley Mencap is delighted to announce we have secured funding to run a home cookery and a creative arts course in the New Year. The courses are for disabled adults and places are booking up quickly. For more details click here
Due to the continued success of our Day Opportunities Programme, we are delighted to advise that we are extending our days. We will be running on a Wednesday from January 2016, in addition to our current Thursday and Friday sessions. The Wednesday Programme will run from Wilberforce Scout Centre in Downe where we have recently held a number of activities which you can read about here. For our 2016 Day Opportunity dates and booking form click here For more general details on our Day Opportunities Programme click here and click here for an easy read leaflet.
Intu Shopping Centre now has an accessible Changing Places toilet located between Boots and the pet store. More here
The London Borough of Bromley and Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group would like views on the contents of a joint strategy for carers of adults. This questionnaire is designed for young people and adults, including professionals, who understand something about the current situation for carers in Bromley and would like to influence the future direction. It has 21 questions and will take about 20 minutes.
They would like to hear the views of Bromley Mencap’s members.
To complete the questionnaire, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bromleycarerstrategy
The survey closes on Monday 4 January.
Buy your Christmas Tree this year at Layhams Farm Shop and, as part of the 2015 Give Back Scheme, £5 will be donated to Bromley Mencap for every tree purchased with our voucher. To access the voucher click here