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Soupaday

‘Souper’ Soupaday!

On Wednesday 31st October Braintree Mencap opened their doors to the local community for the return of their annual Soupaday.

Staff and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and together made an impressive variety of 12 homemade delicious soups, from Leek and potato all the way to the unconventional ‘Chilli non Carne’ – the favourite of the day!

The event was led by the members of our Life Skills cooking class who were able to serve our guests their lunch as well as run the kitchen, successfully selling a yummy selection of homemade sweet treats!

It was wonderful to see so many faces, old and new supporting Braintree Mencap without which we wouldn’t be able to run such efficacious events, so a huge thank you to everyone involved on the day helping us to raise a ‘souper’ £138.35.

Soupaday
‘Souper’ Soupaday! On Wednesday 31st October Braintree Mencap opened their doors to the local community for the return of their annual Soupaday. Staff and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and together made an impressive variety of 12 homemade delicious soups, from Leek and potato all the way to the unconventional ‘Chilli non Carne’ – the… Continue reading Soupaday
Annual Party 2018
Members Annual Party 2018 On Friday 8th March, over 80 of our members gathered at the Bocking Village Hall for the return of our infamous Annual Party. The evening was celebrated in style with party frocks and bow ties paraded on the dance floor as everyone danced the night away to a one night only… Continue reading Annual Party 2018
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The Essex Lottery
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Race Night 2018
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Grand Bazaar 2018
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Everyone welcome to come and enjoy a scrummy afternoon tea at Charles Leeks House, with an opportunity to dance off the calories by learning how to “foxtrot”! Why not come and join in the fun from 1-3pm? Tickets only cost £8 but must be booked in advance by calling 326302 for catering purposes.  
We are offering an opportunity to see Ali Baba and the 40 Theives at Bocking Village Hall on Wednesday 14th February. Tickets cost £7.50 and there is limited transport available from Charles Leeks House at the extra cost of £2. Doors open at 2pm and it will finish around 4.30pm. Places can be booked by… Continue reading Half term fun for Adults – Panto Trip
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