Wednesday, 11 June 2014

East Kent MenCap press release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOCAL CHARITY RUNS SUCCESSFUL EVENT FUNDED BY RAMSGATE TOWN COUNCIL
 
A local charity supporting adults and children with learning disabilities staged a very successful event in Thanet which raised £581.88 for its cause.
 
East Kent Mencap ran its 3rd annual Spring Fair and Variety Show on Thursday 29 May at the Red Arrow Club in Ramsgate. The event included a raffle, tombola, craft stalls and refreshments followed by sketches and singing and dancing, all performed by adults with learning disabilities.
 
The event was attended by 125 people including the Mayor of Ramsgate Councillor, Mayoress Ms Penny Webb and Town Sergeant, Mr Terry Major.  Ramsgate Town Council provided East Kent Mencap with £350 for the event, which helped with publicity, staging and props.
 
Comments after the event:
 
Emma Croucher- Drama Club leader:
 
“The group just gets better and better and so proud of everyone involved. The hard work over the last twelve months really paid off.”
 
“There was a lot of audience participation too! Being from Ramsgate myself it was great to see members of the public who we had not met before, come to the venue and support a charity close to home”
 
Tristian Kennedy – EKM Support Worker:
 
“It was a truly great show, our guys are nothing but amazing!”
 
Claire Goldfinch - Chair of EKM Executive Committee:
 
“The show was fantastic! Well done to all performers and crew for their dedication and attention to detail. I look forward to seeing the group at their next panto in December: Beauty & The Beast!”
 
Thanks to Ramsgate Town Council, the Red Arrow Club, the Mayor of Ramsgate, and everyone that attended the event.
 
The money raised will be used to fund East Kent Mencap’s Drama Club which takes place every Thursday at New Gateway House in Margate, from 4pm to 6pm, and costs £3 to attend.  For more information please contact Emma Croucher on 01843224482, or emma.croucher@eastkentmencap.co.uk
 
 
Photographs attached: some of the acts involved with names included
 
 
East Kent Mencap are a local charity which provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities to enable them to achieve the things that they want out of life and to be valued, treated equally, listened to and included. For more info on their work in the community visit: www.eastkentmencap.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Wrynne - Fundraising and Communications Assistant
East Kent Mencap
 
Tel: 01843-224482 Email paul.wrynne@eastkentmencap.co.uk

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