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Volunteering for Harpenden Mencap


Although affiliated to Royal Mencap, Harpenden Mencap is self funded and consequently needs to raise as much money as possible on an ongoing basis to maintain our services to our clients. There are many ways that you can help us.



If you would like to make a donation, there are several methods you can use -
  • By clicking on the Donate Now button below
  • By cheque payable to Harpenden Mencap
  • By standing order - please contact our office for a form on 01582 460055 ext.8.

Click here to donate now


Membership and Gift Aid

Contact our office on 01582 460055 ext.8 if:
  • you are interested in becoming a member of Harpenden Mencap
  • you make a donation and you are a tax payer and would like us to claim Gift Aid – this increases the value of a donation by 25%.

Leaving a Legacy to Harpenden Mencap

Harpenden Mencap has been providing support and services to people with a learning disability and their families since 1959. Throughout this time we have had individuals who have chosen to remember the Society in their will, by leaving a legacy to the charity.

What Harpenden Mencap can guarantee you
  • We understand that making a will can be a private matter, and we will always respect your privacy
  • Harpenden Mencap understands that you have a right to change your will at any time, without the need to notify us
  • We will always use your gift carefully and cost-effectively, so that it has the greatest benefit to the lives of people with a disability.
Leaving a gift to Harpenden Mencap
There are three main types of bequest you can make - 
  • Specific Bequest.: This is where you name a particular item as a gift to be given to an individual cause. This can be from something small to a large item like a house
  • Pecuniary Bequest  This is a gift of a specific amount of money that will state exactly how much you leave and to what charity.
  • Residuary Bequest.  This is a gift made from your estate after your family's wishes have been carried out. You can specify what percentage of the remaining funds you want to leave to a specific cause.
If you would like to remember Harpenden Mencap in your will, the following details must be used to ensure the charity receives the gift.
Charity name: Harpenden Mencap
Charity Number: 1035252
Charity Address: Stairways, 19 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2EN 


Events and Volunteering

One of the most effective ways we raise funds is through holding events such as quizzes, coffee mornings, concerts etc. In order to do this effectively we urgently need new ideas and people to help us organize things.

Fundraising is vital to our existence. Our charity shop in Southdown is paramount to our fundraising efforts and we are looking to expand our team of volunteers working in the shop. Volunteers will assist our shop managers with all aspects of maintaining a thriving community charity shop.  Duties will involve receiving and sorting donations, promoting Gift Aid, general housekeeping, displaying stock and serving our customers.

Volunteering for Harpenden Mencap is rewarding and worthwhile. Do you have a couple of hours each month or week? Want to get involved?    Then contact us on (01582) 460055 Ext 8 and express your interest.

Thank you.

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Registered Charity No. 1035252
A Company Limited by Guarantee, No.2903642 Registered in England and Wales.
Address: "Stairways", 19 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2EN
Telephone: (01582) 460055 Extn.8
Email: office@harpendenmencap.co.uk
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