Maidstone ALS

Contact us Recently, a group of wonderful volunteers from Maidstone Additional Learning Support department (MidKent College, Maidstone) came to Cobtree Hall and stained wooden shingles, cleaned chimes, helped finish painting our garden fence, and strimmed the car park area and fire exit route. Click on the images below to enlarge.

In Memory of Hazel

Contact us Honorary Secretary of Maidstone Mencap Tragically, our beloved Secretary, Hazel Callaghan, died suddenly in December 2021. Donations in Hazel’s memory are being collected via the Much Loved website, and will be shared between King’s College Hospital Charity and Maidstone Mencap. Our full tribute will be written up in due course.

In Memory of Pat Wilmshurst

Contact us In Memory ofPat Wilmhurst Former President of Maidstone Mencap   Pat Wilmshurst was a founding member of Maidstone Mencap. This was started as there was no provision for a nursery school for children with special education needs, so Pat and a few families started the playschool. This has now grown and helped so […]

Car Park Repairs

Contact us Visitors and members of Maidstone Mencap will be delighted to read that the holes in the car park have been fixed! The huge puddles have been replaced with a surface that can easily be used again for its intended purpose. A huge thank you to the four volunteers who generously gave up their […]

National Lottery

Contact us Maidstone Mencap is delighted to announce it will receive funding from The National Lottery over the next five years. This is great news as this will give the charity additional financial security for the foreseeable future. The total amount will be £215,882, and it will be paid to the charity in ten instalments, […]

Memories of Tristram

Contact us January 2021 During our time at Maidstone Mencap, spanning many years, there was a core group of young people, volunteers and staff who remained consistent over time. Tristram was one of those people. He was always there, with a smile on his face. He was easy going, funny, cheeky and a pleasure to […]

The walking challenge of the year

Contact us Dust off those hiking boots and Just Walk for Maidstone Mencap What: 10k to 60k charity walk When: Saturday, 13th May 2017 Where: Goodwood Racecourse, W.Sussex The Just Walk sponsored charity event gives you the opportunity to hike across the beautiful South Downs National Park in West Sussex, all for the charity of your choice. Beginning and ending […]

Thank You for Raising our Roof!

Contact us Maidstone Mencap Charitable Trust has been feverishly fundraising for much needed restoration works on their building. The old church, which has served Maidstone Mencap for over 40 years, requires extensive repairs to the roof and stonework, with an estimated cost of around £100,000. Local construction company AT Palmers Ltd have now undertaken the majority of works and […]