East Kent Mencap launches Christmas bauble campaign

East Kent Mencap's bauble campaign at Radford House

This Christmas, East Kent Mencap is spreading joy through their personalised bauble campaign.

For £5, people can buy a bauble adorned with their name which will be placed on the Radford House community tree in Ramsgate.

Over the festive season, East Kent Mencap will be hosting events and activities for people with a learning disability to celebrate in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Christmas can be a lonely time, especially for those who don’t have any close family to celebrate with. East Kent Mencap wants their festive activities to be joyful, with food and entertainment for everyone, especially for those who might otherwise feel left out or be spending Christmas alone.

Suzy Humphries hangs the first bauble

Yesterday [December 4], the first baubles were hung on the Radford House Christmas tree. Suzy Humphries, Event Organiser Radford House, Dean Williams, Community Ad Magazine, Maxine Morgan, Ramsgate Town Council, and East Kent Mencap team and GOLD members, all joined together to place the baubles on the tree.

Jane Brooke

Jane Brooke, Fundraising Manager East Kent Mencap, said: “So far, we have raised just over £600. We would love to reach £1,000 by Christmas to fund our events and activities.”

Buy a bauble for your friends, family, business, or loved one today at www.eastkentmencap.co.uk/donate and say what name you would like to go on it.

“It’s such a lovely way to celebrate Christmas and the newest member of our family, whilst supporting a cause that is important to me,” said supporter, Fiona.

Supporters Nicola and Kathy

Fiona chose to personalise a bauble with her new grandson’s name, while supporter, Nicola opted for her pet’s name, and local company Redline Clothing dedicated one to their business.

Jason Gerlack, East Kent Mencap CEO, said: “Every penny donated will go towards our services for people with a learning disability, to live as independently as possible and to achieve the things they want out of life. Your support this festive season can really make a difference and bring joy to vulnerable people.”

For more information, please visit www.eastkentmencap.co.uk/donate