M6toll help fund events for local Mencap members

M6toll kindly donate £500 to Mencap members, Burntwood Gateway Club, to fund two upcoming events.

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL), operators of the M6toll welcomed members of Burntwood Gateway Club at their head office in Weeford who were presented with a £500 cheque to fund a trip to Lichfield Garrick Theatre to see Merrily We Roll Along together with an arts and crafts day. 

Burntwood Gateway Club is a non-profit making organisation, an affiliated member of Mencap for adults with learning disabilities run by volunteers for adults, their carers and befrienders. The club meet every Tuesday evening at Smalley Court in Burntwood. A variety of activities are provided from arts and crafts to discos and game evenings including outings at other times during the week.

As part of their activities they have planned to do an arts and crafts project which consists of making cards and jewelry. They have also planned a trip to Lichfield Garrick Theatre to see a student’s performance.

Anne Scandrett, Team Leader at Burntwood Gateway Club said “Val Anderson, Julie Groom and James Scandrett were delighted with the very generous donation of £500 from MEL which will pay for a Theatre Trip for all members and volunteers of Burntwood Gateway Club for adults with physical and Learning Disabilities. We are all very grateful for this donation which enables the club volunteers  to organize leisure outings as some members are very lonely and isolated and need help to pursue leisure activities to enrich their lives.

Karen Johnstone, MEL social committee member added “It was very pleasing to be able to help a local charity. Burntwood Gateway Club relies on volunteers and donations to be able to offer the service they provide to adults with learning disabilities.  When funds allow, they have outings and go bowling or to the theatre.  It was lovely to meet some of the members and hear about their plans for our donation.”

This donation forms part of a wider initiative to support local schools and community projects.

MEL's Social Committee will be working closely with members of staff to choose those community projects close to their hearts which will benefit from a donation from the £20,000 Drive for Charity fund.

MEL's Social Committee is always on the lookout for local charities and community projects to support. To register your charity or community project with MEL for consideration to receive fundraising or practical (volunteering) support now or in the future visit www.m6toll.co.uk for further information or telephone 0870 850 6222.




IMAGE (pictured from front left to back right): Julie Groom, Val Anderson and James Scandrett; Burntwood Gateway members, Anne Scandrett; Burntwood Gateway Team Leader and Karen Johnston; MEL Social Committee Member


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