East Kent Mencap receives £5,000 gift

The cheque handover

The Morrisons Foundation has donated £5,000 to Thanet-based East Kent Mencap, a charity which supports adults and children who have a learning disability.

The donation will be used to run a health and wellbeing project focused on healthy eating and physical activity, helping people with a learning disability to become more independent and lead healthier lifestyles.

The cheque was presented on behalf of the Foundation by Lorraine Holden from the Morrisons store in Margate. She said: “We were delighted to present this cheque to a charity which supports people with disabilities in our local community.”


Kimberley Besant, from East Kent Mencap, said: “For participants to fully understand how important a healthy diet and exercise are to their heart health they need regular support. The funding from the Morrisons Foundation means that we can continue the work we have been undertaking on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarkets in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help to improve people’s lives. Since launching over £15 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for funding.

Giving Tuesday

As part of #GivingTuesday, East Kent Mencap will be holding a women’s clothes swap on Tuesday, November 28 to raise funds for their services.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, which takes place on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and provides people with a chance to give something back after all that shopping!

The clothes swap will take place between 5:30pm and 7:30pm at Cliffs coffee shop in Northdown Road, Cliftonville. Tickets cost £4 in advance and £5 on the day, and then you can swap until you drop!

On the night, there will also be a raffle and a bake sale. To buy tickets, contact [email protected] or phone 01843-224482.