The Co-operative Charity of the Year

Charity of the Year partnership in 2011


The Co-operative chose Mencap and our sister charity ENABLE Scotland as its Charity of the Year partners in 2011. The Co-operative fundraised for Mencap, with stores across the country taking part in a fun-filled programme of events which raised £7 million for Mencap.

The money raised will be used for Mencap's project Inspire Me which will help 25,000 young people with a learning disability transform their lives through a range of volunteering, employment and community involvement opportunities.

Mark Goldring, Mencap’s chief executive, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by everyone at The Co-operative Group. Their fundraising efforts and generosity have made the partnership a great success. I would like to thank the staff, members and customers for helping to raise such a fantastic sum of money, which will give thousands of young people with a learning disability the chance to change their future."

Make a donation, make a difference

If you were unable to take part in an event but you would still like to make a donation to the Charity of the Year partnership, you can donate online.

Who to contact

For further information about Mencap, ENABLE Scotland and The Co-operative please contact:

The Co-operative Charity of the Year fundraising team
Telephone: 020 7696 5579
Email: cooperative@mencap.org.uk

ENABLE Scotland is Scotland's leading charity for children and adults with a learning disability. Find out more on the ENABLE Scotland website.

Inspire Me

Find out how the money you are raising is supporting young people with a learning disability.