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Gateway Club Latest Programme

The Bridport Gateway Club hosts fortnightly meetings held at the WI Hall, North Street in Bridport.  The club is mananged by West Dorset Mencap committee member Maureen Rosbrook, Meg Benjamin and a team of volunteers. Gateway is the leisure arm of Mencap and the Federation of Gateway Clubs was set up in 1966 and is made…

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Get help with benefits and managing finances

FREE ADVICE ON YOUR BENEFITS, HOUSING AND CARE PACKAGE! Telephone 01308 424930 or call into Bridport & District Citizens Advice office at 45 South Street and ask for an appointment with the Mencap adviser at Bridport and District Citizens Advice West Dorset Mencap are working with Bridport and District Citizens Advice to help you and…

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West Dorset Mencap – Out & About!

West Dorset Mencap have a busy year ahead and will be taking part in a number of local community events.  If you are visiting Bridport then please do pop by and meet the team.  Events confirmed for 2019 are below, more will be added throughout the year Saturday 17th August – we will be taking…

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2019 Annual General Meeting

We invite all of our supporters to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28th May, 7.30pm at The Conservative Club, North Street in Bridport (DT6 3JQ). We are very pleased to be welcoming Mandy Ford, Head of Risk Management and Quality Assurance for Nursing and Quality at Dorset County Hospital.  Very sadly, a local young…

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New Banner!

Thank you very much indeed to local company, Creative Solutions who very kindly designed and printed a wonderful new banner for us!  The banner will be used at all of our events to promote the work that West Dorset Mencap carries out.  In August we are hoping to take part in Bridport Carnival and the…

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Coffee Morning

West Dorset Mencap held a fund raising coffee morning on Saturday 5th May 2018 at the United Church in Bridport.  Bothenhampton Knit and Natter were selling their amazing hand made items plus there were lots of other stalls including Bric-a-Brac, Books & DVDs, Tombola, Cakes, Crafts, Jewellery and a Raffle.  Thank you very much to…

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Learning Disability Awareness Sessions

Mencap is the voice of learning disability and are here to support the 1.5 million people in the UK with a learning disability as well as their families.  Their vision is a world where they are valued equally and included.  Every person with a learning disability – no matter how severe their disability – can…

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Bridport Community Grant Fund 2014

Bridport Gateway Club was delighted to be just one of the groups chosen to receive a grant of £750 from the Bridport Area Car Boot Fund.  The income West Dorset District Council receives from the West Bay car boot sale is used to provide funding for community projects in the Bridport area.  This year the…

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