Thanet pals’ quiz raises cash for East Kent Mencap

Ian Cooper at East Kent Mencap's drama club, which Lorna and Mary's quiz raised funds towards

A quiz night organised by two Thanet women has raised £255 towards East Kent Mencap’s weekly drama club.

Lorna Blackburn and Mary Ruby arrange quizzes for various charitable causes throughout the year. Learning disability charity East Kent Mencap’s quiz, which was held at the Honeysuckle Inn in Ramsgate, was attended by over 50 people and raised £255 for the charity.

The funds raised from the quiz will go towards East Kent Mencap’s weekly drama club, Triple Threat, which takes place at the charity’s Margate resource centre. It offers people with a learning disability a creative outlet where they can sing, dance and act.

Fundraising officer Siobhan O’Gorman said: This is the third year Lorna and Mary have supported us and we’re very grateful. These quizzes not only fund much needed support for adults and children with a learning disability but also provide a great night out for the local community, including our staff members, who have a team there every year!”

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The charity is also hiring. It is looking for a complex needs support worker.

Salary/Rate: £8.33 – 9.14/hour
Location: Thanet, Kent
Hours: Full time, part time and flexible
Closing date: 18th April 2017

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