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Leeds Mencap raise the bar at Learning Disability Week 2018

Hundreds of people donned wacky head gear and participated in fun activities to raise money and awareness for Leeds Mencap during the annual Learning Disability Week.

The annual event takes place every June and encourages people across the UK to show support for individuals and families living with learning disabilities, by raising awareness and getting involved in fundraising.

This year, the charity launched their new Wear a Cap campaign, as well as running other fun activities including a bake sale and sporting activities to encourage people to get involved.

Leeds Mencap’s youth clubs, specialist nursery and adults at the charity’s residential home participated in various hat-themed activities, including a Hat-tastic Heptahlon, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and baseball cap decorating.

Local businesses and groups also got involved, including Winston Solicitors, Westgate Primary School in Otley, Tesco Roundhay, Emsleys Solicitors, Morley Library, Leeds City College and Shrewdd Marketing, with people proudly donning a cap to show their support.

As the week drew to a close, Friday 22nd June saw a collection and sing-along at Leeds Train Station with Leeds Vocal Movement and The Outsiders, which raised a fabulous £588.

Cath Lee, CEO at Leeds Mencap, said: “The turn-out for Learning Disability Week 2018 has been fantastic, the support we’ve received from youth groups, staff and local businesses is amazing. A huge thank you to everyone that continues to support Leeds Mencap, we couldn’t do what we do without you.”