Leeds city living specialist Morgans is building on its relationship with Leeds Mencap, recently spending a day volunteering at the charity, which supports 450 children and adults with a learning disability, as well as helping their families.
The charity provides a special playroom, family support, junior youth clubs, an inclusive dance project for 12 to 25 year olds, a siblings support group, school holiday play schemes, parent and carer support projects, a special Friday club, as well as running a residential home. Morgans has donated time and money for five years.
Morgans’ Managing Director, Jonathan Morgan, said, “We continue to support Leeds Mencap, one of our favourite organisations, by taking our team to the Vinery Centre, where we employ various levels of brain and brawn to do whatever we can to help – everything from painting and cleaning, to programming the heating system and laying turf.
“Having operated in Leeds for 22 years we feel it’s really important to play an active role helping young people. Members of our team are keen to volunteer; by creating dedicated charity days, they can do it in a structured, meaningful way. When 30 of us descend, the proverb that ‘many hands make light work’ rings true, and we can achieve amazing things in a short space of time.
Cath Lee, Chief Executive of Mencap, said, “Morgans’ volunteers are fantastic. Leeds Mencap couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, who bring a diverse mix of skills and experience which enriches what we can offer. The enthusiasm and energy in the Morgans’ team is always a boost – we can never thank them enough.”