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It's Christmas Party Time!

22 November 2018

Cash for the Community result

11 September 2018

Cash for the Community

18 July 2018

Our Incredible Runners

1 March 2018

Troublemakers Returns!

20 September 2016

Run for Eddie's

12 September 2016

Vote Eddie's!

6 July 2016

Eggselent Support

19 April 2016

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 2016

19 April 2016

The weekend of the 16th & 17th April was the annual Thriplow Daffodil Weekend.

Eddie's Artworks (Fenland) open day

14 April 2016

It’s a great opportunity to come along and see what goes on at Eddie’s and find out if you think it’s a place for you. Whether you are interested in volunteering or you would like to benefit from the Artworks service come along and find out more.

A Celebration of Spring - Daffodils Everywhere!

14 April 2016

This coming weekend (Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th) Eddie's are very excited to be attending the 2016 annual Thriplow Daffodil Weekend. Eddie's are thrilled to have been selected as the benefiting charity for the 48th Thriplow Daffodil Weekend.

Eddie's are recruiting!

9 February 2016

Fenland Festive Activities

2 December 2015

Eddie's Spartan Update - 1 day to go!

4 September 2015

Wishing our wonderful team of runners a great day at the Cambridgeshire Spartan race tomorrow!

We need your help!

21 July 2015

The Role of a Befriender

22 April 2015

Eddies Needs You!

5 March 2015

Gift Aid Update

5 March 2015

Fancy a seaside break

17 February 2015

Having a clear-out?

11 November 2014

Happy Feet Returns!

5 November 2014

Try Out Cycling!

20 October 2014

Your Donations Doubled!

14 October 2014

We have changed our name!

30 January 2014

We are delighted to announce that from Monday 3 February Cambridgeshire Mencap in the Community will be know as Eddie's.

Artworks Presents: OMJ It's Christmas!

6 December 2013

Artworks Christmas Show is on Friday 13 December '13 at 11am. The Xmas countdown has started!

Train With Us! Our New Training Service

14 October 2013

Come along to find out more and meet the charity’s training team. We will explain the training courses we offer, which include Adult Safeguarding, Autism Awareness, Epilepsy, Emergency First Aid at Work, Manual Handling and Challenging Behaviour, to name but a few. Tea and cake will be provided.

Troublemakers – join us on a theatrical adventure!

5 September 2013

Troublemakers is a new performing arts group for teenagers with learning disabilities in the Cambridge area.

Come to the Lion and Lamb Race Night! Everyone welcome.

5 August 2013

So far, we have raised £34,000 for the Rosewood Sun-room. We only have £4,000 to go. Come along on Saturday, 31st August to our race night to help us get closer to our finish line!

Summer Fun Swim Sessions

1 August 2013

The Windmill Hydrotherapy Pool offers a fun and unique swimming experience. And over the summer weeks we are running family swim sessions.

Happy Feet!

1 August 2013

Happy Feet has been created to help develop movement skills through dance. Led by trained dance professionals, these fun classes will give your child the chance to express themselves, socialise and show off their 'happy feet'!

Cambridgeshire Mencap says Thank You with Tea and Scones

27 June 2013

The Plate & Porter Restaurant, March was the setting for Cambridgeshire Mencap’s volunteer’s week celebrations on Saturday 1st June 2013.

New Sensory Room Opened in March

12 June 2013

Click on 'Read More' to click through to the article in Cambs Times publicising the new Sensory Room.

Extreme Ironists raise £338.75 for The Rosewood Sun-room Appeal and Artworks

11 June 2013

Community Fundraiser Emma Holbrook and Creative Art Tutor Antonia Cristallino pushed boundaries by ironing on a 12-seater punt along the River Cam to raise funds for Artworks and The Rosewood Sun-room Appeal.

Cambridgeshire Mencap Harlem Shake

24 April 2013

Click 'Read More' to see the amazing Befriending Works Harlem Shake.

Philip Fowke Piano Recital

11 April 2013

Internationally-renowned pianist, Philip Fowke, will be performing in aid of Cambridgeshire Mencap on Friday 24th May 2013. The recital is dedicated to one of our late Rosewood residents, Geoffrey Long, of whom Philip was a family friend.

Join us in running the Huntingdon 10k or 3k to raise funds for Cambridgeshire Mencap

20 March 2013

Last year, Cambridgeshire Mencap saw a huge turn out of staff and volunteers, all running to raise funds for our adults and children with learning disabilities. Together you raised a fantastic £1740.57. This year, we are looking for people to run again so that we can keep up the momentum of this fun Father's Day event.

Join us in running the Huntingdon 10k or 3k to raise funds for Cambridgeshire Mencap

20 March 2013

Last year, Cambridgeshire Mencap saw a huge turn out of staff and volunteers, all running to raise funds for our adults and children with learning disabilities. Together you raised a fantastic £1740.57. This year, we are looking for people to run again so that we can keep up the momentum of this fun Father's Day event.

Rosewood Sun-Room Fundraising Appeal

27 February 2013

Help us to raise £18,000 to replace the Rosewood Sun-Room for our elderly service users with learning disabilities.

Donate or buy from our eBay shop!

22 February 2013

We will sell your unwanted items on eBay and you can find great items to buy at our eBay shop. The money we raise will make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities across Cambridgeshire.

Artworks Chrismas Production on Friday 14th December

10 December 2012

Adults with learning disabilities from Cambridgeshire Mencap's Artworks service will team up with children from the Meadowgate school, Wisbech, to perform their Christmas production, 'Circle of Life' on Friday 14th December 2012.

Our new online eBay shop is looking for a volunteer

7 December 2012

Fancy gaining valuable retail and work based skills by volunteering to co-ordinate our new eBay shop?

Motortapes to play live at the Mill Road Fair

21 November 2012

One of Cambridgeshire Mencap's biggest supporters, Motortapes, will be playing live at the Mill Road Fair on Saturday 1st December.

New Artworks Service launched in March, Fenland

19 November 2012

We are officially opening our new services at 5pm on Tuesday 27 November 2012 with Jan French, Mayor of March, and Ian King, local artist, there to cut the ribbon.

Order your Cambridgeshire Mencap Christmas Cards here!

7 November 2012

Spread the word and raise vital funds.

Artworks receives letter from Her Majesty The Queen

27 September 2012

What a surprise this morning for Antonia Cristallino, Creative Art Tutor, when she opened the Artworks post to find a letter from Buckingham Palace!

Family Support: Places available to local families

26 September 2012

Cambridgeshire Mencap provides extra help for parents and carers when and where they need it most by providing a trained volunteer to regularly visit the child or young person (up to 14 years old) and provide practical help to the family. Each family's needs are individually assessed.

Give the most valuable gift you can – your time as a volunteer

17 September 2012

Cambridgeshire Mencap needs 12 new friends!

Charity Film Night at The Missing Sock

6 September 2012

The quirky and alternative Missing Sock venue will host a showing of Forrest Gump with all donations going to support local adults and children with learning disabilities.

Autism-Friendly Screenings at The Picturehouse, Cambridge

15 August 2012

Autism-Friendly Screenings are film screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and their families, friends and carers.

Volunteers Get Together!

19 July 2012

Over twenty five volunteers with their friends and partners met at the Fort St George Pub, Cambridge, for a social get-together and a jolly good time.

Cambridgeshire Mencap Team Wins The Huntingdon 10k Race

20 June 2012

Cambridgeshire Mencap supporters were up bright and early on Sunday, the 17th of June to take part in the Huntingdon 3k Fun Run and 10k Race. And when the results came in, it turned out that Cambridgeshire Mencap was the fastest team overall in the 10k race!

Cambridge Bands Raise Funds for Down's Syndrome Babies and Toddlers

29 May 2012

Two home-grown Cambridge bands, Motor Tapes and The British IBM performed at The Corner House Pub on Newmarket Road on Saturday 12th May 2012.

Launch of Cambridgeshire Mencap's Sports Initiative

22 May 2012

Sports Extravaganza Taster Session held at Impington Sports Centre.


18 May 2012

Come along to our 'free' taster workshop 'Down wit da trumpets' on Tuesday 10 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm at our Artworks Studio in Fulbourn.

We're up and running for the Huntingdon 2012 Charity 10k Race and 3k Fun Run

8 May 2012

The Huntingdon 2012 Charity 10k Race and 3k Fun Run is set to take place on Sunday 17th June 2012 at the Alconbury Airfield. With a race medal for all finishers and prizes for the top three male and female finishers, this competitive event is a well-known feature in the local running calendar.

Help defeat dementia in Down's syndrome

3 May 2012

If you have Down's syndrome or know someone with Down's syndrome over the age of 30, who might be interested to hear more about this study then read on.

Live music in aid of Cambridgeshire Mencap's Down's Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group

25 April 2012

Motor Tapes and The British IBM will perform at The Corner House Pub, Cambridge on Saturday 12th May 2012.

Spring smiles as babies, toddlers and young people live life to the full.

12 April 2012

The Easter Bunny brought joy to parents and toddlers at Cambridgeshire Mencap’s Down’s Syndrome Baby and Toddler Group on Saturday 7th April

Fancy a holiday at the seaside?

14 March 2012

New for 2012 – Our holiday caravan has been completely refurbished and is now fully accessible.

Do you want to make friends, learn new skills and change lives?

18 January 2012

Are you looking for a flexible way to volunteer? If the answer is yes, then why not become a volunteer befriender with Cambridgeshire Mencap.

Coffee Mornings

17 January 2012

Why not drop in for coffee at The Poplars, 58 Station Road, Histon. Every Wednesday morning between 11am and 1pm. Meet friends, have a chat, visit the service.

Domiciliary Support

17 January 2012

The Cambridgeshire Mencap Domiciliary Support service is continuing to grow in order to respond to increased demand for the service. We are able to supply support workers to work individually with people either in their own homes or out in the community for as many or as few hours per week that they need.

The Poplars – Short Break Service

17 January 2012

The Poplars offers a short break service for adults with learning disabilities, supporting people with moderate to high care needs

Poplars First Birthday

17 December 2011

The Poplars celebrated its first birthday in July 2011

We are holding a recruitment and service launch open day on Wednesday 7 December in March

25 November 2011

We are having an open day to promote two new services we will be offering in the Fenland area and give people the chance to discuss potential employment opportunities.

Royal wedding fever spreads to Cambridgeshire Mencap

21 April 2011

Artworks will be celebrating the royal wedding in style on 27th April, with a day of patriotic fun and festivities. The group will hold an outdoor tea party with a red, white and blue theme to mark Kate and Wills’ big day.

Nine year old Daniel Rose raises £320 for our Down's syndrome support group

19 March 2011

Daniel ran in the 3K Greenpark Challenge and raised a fantastic £320!

Cambridgeshire Mencap Launches Artworks

8 October 2010

Artworks, based at the charity’s head office in Fulbourn, is a unique art and crafts group which allows people with learning disabilities to choose from a range of activities, including painting, jewellery making, music, drama and singing.


17 September 2010

Joe Ward has been volunteering with Cambridgeshire Mencap for just over 6 months. Joe often helps people one way or another and when he saw an advert about becoming a volunteer with Cambridgeshire Mencap he decided to give it a try.

Classical concert in aid of Cambridgeshire Mencap

17 September 2010

The Sampson Orchestra (formerly The Cambridge Orchestra) are performing at West Road Concert Hall on Friday 8th October at 7.30pm.

Simon's big bike ride

2 August 2010

Simon Standing did the London to Cambridge bike ride on the 26 July and raised an amazing £500!

Liz and Helen make a splash!

2 August 2010

Liz Day and Helen Thurley recently took part in the Great East swim to raise money for Cambridgeshire Mencap.

Liz and Helen's big swim

11 June 2010

Liz Day and Helen Thurley are taking part in the Great East swim where they will be swimming a mile across Alton water reservoir on the 19 June to raise money for Cambridgeshire Mencap.

Cambridgeshire Mencap 2011 calendar competition

11 May 2010

We need you to paint, draw or make a picture and enter it into our 2011 calendar competition. 13 pictures will be used - one for each month and one for the front cover. Get creative and send us your pictures by Monday 7 June.

Charity car wash

28 April 2010

Staff at Cambridgeshire Mencap held a car wash fundraiser on Saturday 24 April and raised over £100

Darren's marathon effort

28 April 2010

Darren Cantell ran in the London Marathon and raised over £800 for Cambridgeshire Mencap

Darren's London Marathon

8 February 2010

Darren Cantell, the designer who created our new website and marketing materials is running in the 2010 London Marathon to raise money for Cambridgeshire Mencap.

Cottenham Cubs raise money for Cambridgeshire Mencap

18 December 2009

As part of their Community Challenge Badge work the Cub Scouts recently raised an amazing £214 for Cambridgeshire Mencap.

Charity bike ride

6 November 2009

Simon Standing recently took part in the London to Cambridge charity bike ride in aid of Cambridgeshire Mencap

Lend a helping hand

29 October 2009

Local learning disabilities charity needs volunteers

Dame Norma Major DBE is the new Honorary President of Cambridgeshire Mencap

8 April 2009

Cambridgeshire Mencap is delighted to announce that Dame Norma Major is to become its very first Honorary President.

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