Dacorum Mencap supports people with a learning disability, their families and carers, in the Borough of Dacorum in Hertfordshire, UK. This includes the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring, plus surrounding villages. Dacorum Mencap is affiliated to Royal Mencap and was founded in 1952.
We provide a social activity programme for our members.
ROAR on Zoom
Well what a busy 18 months we have had. We stopped our face to face activities and moved onto video chats using Facebook Messenger and Zoom, plus telephone calls to members without social media access.
On Zoom, we have done 36 discos, 12 Zumba classes, 18 ROARing Sarres, 32 Groove, 6 Boxercise classes, 545 video chats, plus thousands of phone calls.
We restarted face to face activities in June 2021 and put some Covid-19 rules in place to keep everyone safe and well.
In September 2019 we were presented a cheque for £4,000 from Tricia of Tesco as a result of their Bags of HELP scheme. The money is donated for us to provide special events for our members. We have 2 exciting events planned for February and June next year. The first is a party at Hemel Hempstead Football Club with a disco and photo booth. This is a community event where we will be inviting others from Dacorum to join us. The second event is an afternoon BarBQ at the Watermill Hotel with circus skills for us all to try.
Thanks again to Tesco and all its customers who chose Dacorum Mencap with their blue plastic chips provided to them at the checkouts in Jarmans Park.
We took a group of our members in a minibus over to Top Golf in Bushey on the evening of 9th October 2019, where we joined Rickmansworth Gateway in a game of Top Golf. They all enjoyed their evening.
In September 2019, a group of ladies from Little Gaddesden kindly put on a Tina Turner Tribute Night to raise money for Dacorum Mencap. Here is a group of our members at the evening with Carol & Tracy.
As published in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette:
£1k donation for learning disability charity
Dacorum Mencap has received a £1,000 donation from Amazon Hemel Hempstead. The donation will go towards purchasing a bright pink gazebo, which will help the charity, which supports people with learning disabilities, their families and carers in Dacorum Borough, to stand out at events.
Visiting the charity at Hemel’s Market Arms Tavern on 25th July 2019, Amazon Hemel site leader Shauli Ziv said: “We are thrilled to provide a donation to Dacorum Mencap. As the voice of learning disabilities, the charity plays such an important role in the community helping people reach their full potential.”
Carol Walls, of Dacorum Mencap, said: “On behalf of our team and the community that we support, I would like to say a huge thank you to Amazon and Shauli for this generous donation. We are dedicated to ensuring that adults with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. It is donations like this that go such a long way in ensuring we can continue to offer our services to the community.”
For an easily printable, detailed description of the services provided by Dacorum Mencap, please download our Services Leaflet (MS Word or PDF).
For completeness, previous news items are available here.
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