Mencap volunteers give Santa a helping hand - The Stratford Observer

Mencap volunteers give Santa a helping hand

Stratford Editorial 15th Dec, 2016   0

SANTA was given a helping hand in Stratford this week when a team of volunteers gave up their time to wrap and deliver presents to people with learning disabilities.

The Christmas spirit was spread by staff from Vodafone who spent a day with Heart of England Mencap’s head office in Clifford Chambers.

Some 230 presents were wrapped before being deliver them to customers at two Mencap services in Stratford – the Pathway day activity group at Alscot Park and the complex needs service at Brookbank in Alcester Road.

The volunteers also spent time helping Mencap’s customers make festive decorations ahead of their Christmas party.

Natasha May from Vodafone said: “We are delighted to support Heart of England Mencap again – we know they make a huge difference to people with learning disabilities in the county and our volunteers really value the opportunity to give something back to their community.”

And Cath Errington from Heart of England Mencap, added: “We’re so grateful to Vodafone for their support – volunteers have already joined us in Leamington on two occasions to transform outdoor spaces at our services and now they’ve chosen to come back and spread a little Christmas joy to our customers in Stratford too.

“For a small charity like ours this kind of support makes such a huge difference and has a big impact on local lives.”

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