East Kent Mencap singers bring Christmas joy to Westwood Cross shoppers

Carol singers from East Kent Mencap

Charity East Kent Mencap hosted a Christmas carol event at Westwood Cross last Friday (December 16) to raise money to support people with a learning disability.

Christmas shoppers were treated to a range of songs, sung by members of the non-profit organisation.

Due to COVID, this event has not taken place since 2019, so it was a festive highlight in the Christmas activity calendar for East Kent Mencap this year.

Singing is a powerful way to build confidence for people with a learning disability and is great for mental health too. The East Kent Mencap carol singers raised essential funds to support activities at their local hubs in Ramsgate and Margate to ensure they can have a joyful time this Christmas.

Fundraising manager for East Kent Mencap, Jane Brooke, said: “It was wonderful to be part of the carol singing event at Westwood Cross and spread Christmas cheer to the shoppers. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us, and for the generous donations which will support people with a learning disability to thrive in 2023.”

Fran Donovan, Centre Manager at Westwood Cross, said: “The festive spirit is in full swing at Westwood Cross, and it’s wonderful to have such a lovely event back at the centre after a challenging couple of years. We are proud to support East Kent Mencap’s fundraising appeal and want to say a huge well done to all those who took part!”

East Kent Mencap member, Gavin added: “I loved carol singing at Westwood Cross. It made me feel very happy. We had a great time together.”

If you would like to get involved and support East Kent Mencap Christmas fundraising appeal, please visit eastkentmencap.co.uk