Mencap partnership wins Business Charity Award
Friday 18 May 2012
Mencap and ENABLE Scotland have been recognised for their charity partnership with The Co-operative Group
Throughout 2011, The Co-operative Group raised more than £7 million for the charities – a record amount for the group – through staff, member, supplier and customer fundraising.
The money is being used to fund Inspire Me – a three-year project that aims to change the lives of 20,000 young people with a learning disability and their families.
The partnership was nominated in the 'Charity Partership: Short term' category. Other category finalists were British Gas with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, IPC Media with Specal (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer's) and Lombard North Central with the Children's Trust, Tadworth.
Laura Gammage, Mencap’s corporate development manager, said: “We are delighted to have won this award. We have had an incredible year working with The Co-operative Group and the partnership has far exceeded our expectations.
“We were overwhelmed by the support from The Co-operative colleagues to raise over £7 million for Mencap and ENABLE Scotland. The money raised will support over 20,000 young people with a learning disability and provide activities and training to help them lead independent, fulfilling lives.”
Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising and one of the category judges, said: “Raising £7 million in a year was a fantastic achievement.”
See all the winners of the Business Charity Awards
Find out more about Mencap and ENABLE Scotland’s Charity of the Year partnership with The Co-operative Group
Visit the Inspire Me website