White Rose Shopping Centre is staging a day of fun, entertainment and information on Thursday (30 October 2014) on behalf of Mencap.
Dancers, a magician, Mencap’s popular Creative Spirit table and Halloween themed games will be taking place in the centre’s southern atrium between Next and Boots during the day to help raise awareness and funds for the work of the charity which supports young people with learning disabilities and is the national fund raising partner for Land Securities which owns and runs White Rose.
Katie Grocott, relations co-ordinator for Mencap in the north of England said:
“We have a full day of seasonal fun planned for White Rose to help spread the word about what Mencap does to support young people with learning disabilities in West Yorkshire.
“Members of our team of Young Ambassadors will be volunteering their time and skills during the day to give first hand information about what Mencap means to them. They are all really looking forward to meeting a lot of people and breaking down barriers and misconceptions associated with people who have learning disabilities.”
White Rose Centre Director James Bailey said:
“A lot of people have heard about Mencap but aren’t sure what they do and who they work with so we are looking forward to helping them raise their profile as well as provide some half-term fun and entertainment.”
The Mencap team will be at White Rose between 9am and 5pm.