Hilton Staff Skydive

Staff from the Hilton hotel in Bath are taking part in a charity skydive and have selected us as their chosen charity.

The staff members, Maria Garcia and Antonio Coppolla are doing the jump in Swindon on the 5th October.

A very brave thing to do! If you would like to sponsor them you can do so here.

Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk

The annual sponsored bike ride and walk will be taking place on Sunday 14th September, from 9.30am.
As usual there is a choice of 5, 10 or 25 mile routes, starting from the Bird in Hand in Saltford, but new for this year the 25 mile cycle will incorporate the two tunnels in Bath.
Please contact the office now for your sponsorship form and information pack.
You can download a registration form here.

Complimentary lunch will be provided for participants at 1pm.

Volunteers Parachute Jump

Two of our volunteers are doing a sponsored parachute jump on Sunday 14th September to raise money for the Society.

Mikey and Vicki, who both volunteer at 18+ Club, will be jumping out of an aeroplane at Swindon air field.

You can sponsor them to take part in this amazing challenge here: https://www.justgiving.com/Mikey-Galaszia/

National Learning Disability Week 2014

Katy and Steve's wedding
Katy and Steve’s wedding

National Learning Disability Week was from 16th-22nd June 2014 and this year the theme was first experiences. Each day we featured a story from one of our members about their first day at school, their first job, first love, first time they voted and their first home. Thanks to Andrew, Dean, Katy, Steve, Jon and Hannah for taking part and sharing your story with us.

Read the stories here.

Keynsham Mencap FC Wins the League!

DSC_0458 (800x533)The Keynsham Mencap Society football team are celebrating after winning Division 2 of the disability football league. The team, made up of 16 people with Learning Disabilities, play in the Somerset FA Ability Counts League and play against other disability football teams across the South West.

The team played their final 4 matches at the fixture on 27th April at Strode College, winning 3 of their games to be crowned champions. The players were awarded a cup and medals during a presentation following the final match.

Only 6 weeks ago the team were awarded the Contribution to Inclusive Sports at the BANES Chair Sports Awards in recognition of the hard work the team have put in to making their club a success.

We are very proud of the players and very grateful to the coach and volunteers that support the club and make it all possible.

Direct Debit Competition

Runners Up!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote for us in the Direct Debit competition. We didn’t win the big prize but did win £100!
Cash prizes were given based on the number of votes, so thank you again to everyone.

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Football Team Wins Award!

Keynsham Mencap FC football team were invited to attend the Chairman’s Sports Award 2014 at the Guildhall on Tuesday 25th March after being nominated for an award.

The team were absolutely thrilled to be announced as winners in the ‘Contribution to Inclusive Sport’ category.

The players were invited on stage and awarded with a glass plaque from Bath Aqua Glass and a certificate, presented by Cllr Neil Butters. Keynsham Mencap FC were nominated in recognition of their hard work over the last year and for how they work together and support each other as a team.

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Race Night – 14th March 2014

We are delighted that our first ever Race Night was a success! A fun and lively evening and great fun had by all. The evening raised a fantastic £945 for the Society.

Horse races were shown on the big screen with guests invited to place bets on their chosen horse and winners won cash prizes.

The evening was well supported with over 120 members, friends and supporters in attendance.

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that came and to all those who helped behind the scenes. 

Football success

The football team at their disability tournament
The football team at their disability tournament

Our football team had a great day at their latest Somerset FA Ability Counts league fixture. 2 wins and 1 draw. Well done boys, you’re doing great!

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