Nightclub evening!

On Friday 9th Feb we are offering a trip to the Dorrington Nightclub in Halstead to all adults with a learning disability. Doors will open from 7pm – 10pm.

Tickets cost £8 and MUST be booked in advance as they will not be available on the door.

Limited transport from Braintree is available at a cost of £2 and MUST be booked in advance. Places offered on a first come, first served basis.

Call 01376 326302 for more information or to book your place!

Table Top Sale Wednesday 31st January

Why not take advantage of this great opportunity to empty your clutter and fill up your purse.

Our Table Top Sale will be held at Charles Leeks House from 10-2pm.

Tables are only £10 to hire and can be booked by calling the Office on 01376 326302.  It is also a chance to grab yourself a bargain as this event is open to all!

Refreshments will also be available to purchase.

Information re office hours and classes over the festive period

All classes for adults will break for Christmas on 21st December.


The office will close at 1pm on Friday 22nd December and will not reopen until 2nd January. During this time, however, the answerphone will be regularly checked and any urgent calls will be returned. Please call 01376 326302 if you need us urgently.


Adult classes and clubs restart on Monday 8th January for the new term.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from everyone at Braintree Mencap!

Annual Bazaar

Our Annual Bazaar is to be held on Saturday 25th November at 10.30-2pm at Charles Leeks House.

There will be a wide variety of stalls available as well as refreshments.

Father Christmas will be in his grotto to welcome children of all ages too!

Everyone is welcome to come and join in the festive fun, you may well be able to bag yourself an early Christmas present bargain!!!

Annual General Meeting to be held on 15th November

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th November at Charles Leeks House at 7.30pm.

Everyone welcome to come and celebrate another successful year in the history of Braintree Mencap as well as the opportunity to learn a little more about the services that we provide for people with a learning disability throughout the Braintree District.

Doors open at 7pm and light refreshments will be available.


Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday 8th Novemeber between 12-2pm at Charles Leeks House for our annual Soupaday!

There will be a wide variety of homemade delicious, nutritious soups to choose from and tickets only cost £3.50.

You can book your tickets in advance by calling 01376 326302, but tickets will be available on the door.

Everyone welcome to join in with this “Souper” event!!

Trip to see the Dolly Parton Musical, 9-5

Tickets are available to see the Dolly Parton Musical, 9-5, as performed by the Witham Operatic Society at the Witham Public Hall on Tuesday 24th October at 7pm.


Tickets only cost £9 and minibus transport is available from Charles Leeks House on a first come, first served basis.


Call the office now to book your tickets on 01376 326302.



Panto Season is fast approaching – Snow White this year!

Tickets are being sold to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Friday 1st December.


Tickets cost just £20 and include coach travel from Braintree Mencap. The coach will leave at 4.15pm and return at approx 9.30pm.


In order to secure our booking, tickets MUST be ordered and paid for by 2nd October. Call 01376 326302 to book yours now.

Trip to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular on Tuesday 14th November

Tickets are being sold to enjoy a three hour extravaganza of non stop singing, dancing, music, humour and entertainment at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular on 14th November.


Tickets cost £50, with a reduced rate of £40 for carers, which includes coach transport from Charles Leeks House.


The coach will leave Braintree at 10.30am and will return approx 7.30pm. So whilst this trip is expensive, it does provide a full day out.


Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis, so contact Jess on 01376 326302 to book yours now.