News and Events: Archive for 2010

Panto stars open Watford Mencap’s head office

On Wednesday afternoon, the 22nd of December, members and supporters of Watford Mencap gathered at The Old Town Hall in Rickmansworth, for the official opening of the Watford Mencap head office.

Posted on Wednesday, 22nd December 2010

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Watford Round Table and Camelot UK Lotteries Limited present £6000 cheque to Watford Mencap

On Wednesday 15th December, Watford Round Table presented Watford Mencap with a cheque for £6000, to support its Children’s Centre in North Watford.

Posted on Thursday, 16th December 2010

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Watford 4 Watford – Keeping it local

On Friday 10th December, three local charities, Watford Mencap, Herts Inclusive Theatre and the Watford New Hope Trust, joined forces to take part in a new charity initiative, Watford 4 Watford.

Posted on Thursday, 16th December 2010

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Watford Mencap gets into the festive spirit with Christmas Tea Party

On Saturday afternoon, The Rising Sun in Croxley hosted the annual Watford Mencap Christmas Tea Party for the 6th year running. The tea party is an opportunity for all the members and those Watford Mencap supports, to meet up and enjoy a festive celebration before Christmas.

Posted on Tuesday, 7th December 2010

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Watford Mencap goes Vintage

Watford Mencap took part in Watford’s first vintage fair on 27th November and raised £225 from goods given through the charity shops.

Posted on Sunday, 5th December 2010

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Camelot To Throw Children’s Christmas Party

Watford-based Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, operator of The National Lottery, hopes to make local disabled children’s Christmas a little brighter this year.

Posted on Tuesday, 30th November 2010

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Victorian Evening success

On Friday, 26th November, staff and volunteers from Watford Mencap braved the cold weather, to join in the annual Rickmansworth Victorian evening.

Posted on Monday, 29th November 2010

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Watford 4 Watford: Local people supporting local charities

On Friday, December 10th, three local charities will be joining forces on the streets of Watford, to create awareness and raise funds for the work they do.

Posted on Monday, 22nd November 2010

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Main Sponsor for Diamond Jubilee Ball

The Financial Management Group has been announced as the main sponsor of Watford Mencap’s Diamond Jubilee Ball on January 29th.

Posted on Thursday, 18th November 2010

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A Cracking Performance by the Revue Variety Company

On Tuesday the 15th November the Revue Variety Company presented Watford Mencap with a cheque for £1000, from the proceeds of their production ‘Musical Memories’.

Posted on Wednesday, 17th November 2010

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Support Watford Mencap’s Christmas Appeal

Watford Mencap have launched their Christmas Appeal, aiming to raise £5000 for their Children’s Centre on St Albans Road. Watford Mencap are urging supporters, old and new, to donate what they can this Christmas to help support more children with a learning disability and give more families a break in 2011.

Posted on Tuesday, 16th November 2010

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Support Watford Mencap during Victorian Night

On the evening of Friday November 26th, the annual Victorian evening and late night shopping will be returning to Rickmansworth.

Watford Mencap will be getting into the festive spirit this year and joining in the fun.

Posted on Thursday, 11th November 2010

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‘Musical Memories’ for Watford Mencap

The Revue Variety Company is staging a production called Musical Memories from 15th - 20th November at Kings Langley Community Centre. All donations made from the production will go to Watford Mencap.

Posted on Friday, 5th November 2010

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Watford Mencap Celebrates Diwali

On Thursday 4th November Watford Mencap held a Coffee Morning to celebrate the beginning of Diwali. Around 70 people walked through the door for a morning of traditional Indian food, coffee and cake.

Posted on Friday, 5th November 2010

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60 Years On for Watford Mencap

Watford Mencap was founded in 1951 and will be turning 60 next year. To celebrate, a short film has been created to show how different life was for people with learning disabilities 60 years ago.

Posted on Tuesday, 2nd November 2010

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Diwali Coffee Morning

Join us for an exciting coffee morning celebrating Diwali in aid of Watford Mencap

Posted on Monday, 18th October 2010

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'Run to the Beat' with Bernie and Julia

On Sunday 26th September, Bernie Byers and Julia Braithwaite ran a half marathon 'Run to the beat' in aid of Watford Mencap, and in memory of Bernies sister, Patsy.

Posted on Sunday, 17th October 2010

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Leisure Together Enjoy TopGolf Outing

A group of 34 members from Leisure Together had a very enjoyable evening at TopGolf on Tuesday night.

Posted on Wednesday, 13th October 2010

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Dancing in aisles at Watford Mencap AGM

Over 150 people attended Watford Mencaps AGM on Tuesday 5th October to launch its Diamond Jubilee Year.

Posted on Thursday, 7th October 2010

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Thank you to everyone who took part in the Great Watford Walk

Thank you to everyone who took park in the Great Watford Walk on Sunday in Cassiobury Park. There was a great turn out despite the weather conditions.

Posted on Tuesday, 5th October 2010

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The Great Watford Walk is now less than 2 weeks away

Register now for a 3k or 10k walk around Cassiobury Park in support of three local charities, Watford Mencap, The Peace Hospice and The New Hope Trust.

Posted on Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

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New LGBT Group in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Partnership are looking at the possibility to set up a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with learning disabilities/ difficulties.

Posted on Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

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Watford FC star pays visit to Watford Mencaps Children’s Centre

Watford Football Clubs goal keeper, Scott Loach, took time out on Thursday to meet the children at Watford Mencap’s Afterschool Club.

Posted on Tuesday, 21st September 2010

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Sainsbury’s hold quiz night for Watford Mencap

On Sunday, Sainsbury’s Dome Roundabout organised a quiz night in aid of Watford Mencap.

Posted on Tuesday, 21st September 2010

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Watford Mencap’s AGM

Watford Mencaps AGM 2009/10, will take place on October 5th at 7.15pm at Watersmeet, Rickmansworth. We hope to see you there.

Posted on Tuesday, 21st September 2010

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Register now for The Great Watford Walk

The Great Watford Walk is now just over 2 weeks away

Posted on Friday, 17th September 2010

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Watford Mencap resident earns place in Fame Factor final

A resident at one of Watford Mencap’s residential homes, Robert Scullard, has beaten off stiff competition to get into the final of Fame Factor at Watersmeet, Rickmansworth.

Posted on Friday, 17th September 2010

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The Great Watford Walk

The annual Great Watford Walk is now under 3 weeks away and this year promises to be better then ever.

Posted on Monday, 13th September 2010

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Merchant Taylors School organise Fun Day for Watford Mencap

On Saturday, September 11th, Merchant Taylors School welcomed members of Watford Mencap’s Leisure Together group to their grounds for a Fun Day.

Posted on Monday, 13th September 2010

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Watford Mencap's Diamond Jubilee Supplement

Watford Mencap’s Diamond Jubilee supplement is out today, inside The Watford Observer. To celebrate us turning 60 in 2011, The Watford Observer has published 8 pages about Watford Mencap, our history, services and events. Don’t forget to purchase a copy!

Posted on Friday, 10th September 2010

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Watford Mencap members raise funds whilst packing at Sainsbury’s

On Friday 27th August, members of Watford Mencap’s Summer Playscheme spent an afternoon at Sainsbury’s, Dome Roundabout, packing and raising funds for Watford Mencap’s services.

Posted on Wednesday, 1st September 2010

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Burrda and Watford FC provide Watford Mencap with VIP treat

On Saturday afternoon, 8 of Watford Mencap’s Leisure Together group were treated to a VIP experience at Watford Football Club. The afternoon was organised and kindly donated by Burrda, official sponsors of Watford Football Club, and the members got to enjoy the perks of watching the Watford vs Leeds game in a box.

Posted on Saturday, 28th August 2010

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Local funfair provides afternoon of fun for Watford Mencap

The Amer Funfair opened its gates to Watford Mencap for two hours of free rides and refreshments in the King George Recreation Ground, Bushey. Funfair owner, John Amer, organised the afternoon along with Hertsmere Borough Council. All of the people who use Watford Mencap’s services, volunteers and staff, were invited along.

Posted on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

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Clydesdale Bank invites Watford Mencap to fun day

Clydesdale Bank invited Watford Mencap to a fun day at Shenley Cricket Ground on Wednesday 11th August. Runner Steve Cram, Rugby star Mike Catt and Cricket pros Alec Stewart and Alastair Cook where also there holding master classes.

Posted on Tuesday, 10th August 2010

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Click Productions Supports Watford Mencap

Click Productions came to Watford Mencap Children’s Centre to lead a dance session for the children and promote their new production, The Full Monty.

Posted on Thursday, 22nd July 2010

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John Lewis Revamp Bushey Shop

Thanks to the Visual Merchandising Team at John Lewis Watford for bringing the Bushey Shop up-to-date.

Posted on Thursday, 20th May 2010

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