Category Archives: News

Thank you Nick for your great service!

After being shut for several weeks due to the pandemic, we are delighted to finally re-open our West Dorset Mencap charity shop in East Street.  Nick Thornton, one of our longest standing volunteers, celebrated his 60th birthday on 13th August and has also retired from his duties at the shop.  Many of our customers will…

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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 2020 are below, more will be added throughout the year ** CANCELLED** Tuesday 24th March – Easter church…

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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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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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2015 Annual General Meeting & 50th Anniversary Celebrations!

2015 is a very special year for West Dorset Mencap as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Members, volunteers and supporters of the charity were invited to a celebration held at the Conservative Club in Bridport on Tuesday 19th May.  Our Chairman, Linda Simpson said ‘It was tremendous to see such a fantastic turn out and…

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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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Bridport Charter Fair

The Bridport Charter Fair is a celebration of Bridport’s Borough status being granted in 1253, during the reign of King Henry III.  A fun day of charity stalls, bands, dancers, skateboard ramps, food, face painting and various other attractions. Past highlights have included jousting tournaments and historical re-enactments. Bridport Charter Fair is held annually on…

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