Mencap

logo_mencap.jpgIf you're thinking of signing up to 2017's Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon then why not #StepUp4Mencap

Whether you decide to run, walk, wheel or relay, #StepUp4Mencap and challenge yourself to help children and young people with a learning disability.

Why #StepUp Mencap?

By taking on a marathon challenge - you will make a huge difference to local children and young people with a learning disability. And what better way of seeing that difference than by meeting some of the children and young people you will help by visiting http://northernireland.mencap.org.uk/support-us/deep-riverrock-belfast-city-marathons 

Every week, two babies in Northern Ireland are born with a learning disability. With the right support - at the right time - these children can live full and happy lives. You can help us provide what they need by stepping up this year and taking on a marathon challenge.

In March 2016, Mencap opened a new, purpose built children and families' centre, with all of the facilities, support and information children and young people with a learning disability and their families need under one roof.

But building the Mencap Centre is just the beginning of what we need to do to help more children and more young people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland

#StepUp4Mencap in 2017's Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon events and you will help...

  • Launch a new family support service for Northern Ireland, making sure that when any child is born with a learning disability, their family knows where to turn for information,advice and support
  • Support even more children with a learning disability through our early year's nursery service - giving more children a better start in life
  • Offer more community programmes to give families the support they need like after school clubs, summer play schemes and family away days
  • Increase the range of services we run in your local community to support children and young people with a learning disability and their families

#StepUp4Mencap as every pound raised through your Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Challenges will stay in Northern Ireland to help children and young people with a learning disability to have brighter futures and fulfilling lives.

Just contact Fundraising.ni@mencap.org.uk or visit  http://northernireland.mencap.org.uk/support-us/deep-riverrock-belfast-city-marathons We would be delighted to hear from you and help support you with your fundraising throughout your marathon challenge. We've got sponsorship forms, fundraising guides on how to get the best bang for your buck and your very own Mencap running vest - as a thank you for stepping for Mencap this year!

Don't forget to Sign up and #StepUp4Mencap

1,500 people took to the streets of Belfast for Mencap last year; and we would love you to challenge yourself to be part of Team Mencap for 2017's Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. You can read all about our team's journey and why they want to #StepUp4Mencap this year on http://northernireland.mencap.org.uk/support-us/deep-riverrock-belfast-city-marathons   

We need you to #StepUp4Mencap to help more children and young people in Northern Ireland.

Register on www.mencapbigstepforward.org or email Fundraising.ni@mencap.org.uk or call Northern Ireland Fundraising Team on 028 9069 1351