A charity is hoping people with a head for fundraising will support its work during Leeds Learning Disability Week.
Leeds Mencap is encouraging folk across the city to wear a cap or a hat for one full day during the course of the week, which runs from June 18 to 25.
People who take up the Wear A Cap For Leeds Mencap challenge are being asked to make a small donation to the charity, which is based in East End Park in east Leeds.
Leeds Mencap chief executive Cath Lee told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “This year as part of Leeds Learning Disability Week, Leeds Mencap is asking everyone to wear a cap or hat to show your support for people with learning disabilities across Leeds.
“It’s easy – take a picture of yourself wearing your hat, post it on social media and, if you can, make a small donation.
“This year, together with our partners, we want to create as much awareness of the week as possible so please show your support.”
Leeds Learning Disability Week will feature events such as a sponsored walk around Swinsty Reservoir near Harrogate, a down memory lane get-together at Armley Mills and a fun day at Wetherby Social Club.
The week is being run by a task group that includes Aspire Community Benefit Society, Connect In The North, Leeds City College, Leeds City Council and People In Action.
Leeds Mencap moved into its purpose-built home on East End Park’s Vinery Terrace in 2016 following a major fundraising effort.
The charity is now focused on raising further funds so it can expand its services to meet growing demand across Leeds.
Leeds Learning Disability Week events include:
Five-a-side football competition, Woodlesford
Tea party, Old Fire Station, Gipton
Sponsored walk, Swinsty Reservoir
Leeds People’s Parliament Council Takeover, Leeds Civic Hall
Meanwood Fest – BBQ, disco, dancing and fancy dress
Down Memory Lane – classic film viewings, vintage tea rooms, picture gallery and a singalong, Armley Mills
Boccia Annual Tournament, Middleton Leisure Centre
Strawberry Lane Dance Day, Bramley Fulfilling Lives
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Leep 1 Café birthday celebrations
Leep the Bridge Club Night, Tiger Tiger
Picnic in the Park, Temple Newsam
Tenfold Learning Disability Awards 2018, The Queens Hotel
Fun Day at Wetherby Social Club
For further information about the programme of events, visit www.through-the-maze.org.uk.