60 Years Diamond Appeal

We’re very proud to be celebrating our 60th anniversary this year.Reading Mencap has come a long way since it was founded in 1962 by a group of local parents. We are affiliated to National Mencap but operate as an independent charity, raising all our own funds.We are  the only organisation in Reading supporting people with a learning disability and their families throughout life.Without us, hundreds of vulnerable people in our community would struggle to lead independent lives and make their own choices. Some would not even be alive today.

Reading Mencap have helped us with so much over the years; paperwork, been to all the meetings, solicitors… they really understand the situation for my daughter and all the difficulties. I can’t thank them enough for all their help and kindness.’ (Family carer)Please support our Diamond Appeal to help us to continue to provide the much-needed support local people with learning disabilities deserve.Can you spare £6, £16 or £60? Either as a one-off or monthly donation?To donate £6 by text message, text the word DIAMOND to 70560. If you are a taxpayer and add Gift Aid, your donation grows by a further 25 pence for every £1 given.Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be given the option to donate one-off or monthly. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text DIAMONDNOINFO instead.Alternatively, to donate £6, £16 or £60 online, please go to https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/21027