Afternoon Tea Dance – 21st February

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.



Half term fun for Adults – Panto Trip

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 calling 01376 326302.

Half term Fun for Adults – Gala Bingo

Bookings are being taken for our trip to Gala Bingo on Monday 12th Feb.

Cost of £18 which includes transport and bingo tickets.

Places must be booked and the coach will leave Charles Leeks House at 10.45, returning at 3.30pm.

Lunch will be available to purchase.

Call 01376 326302 to book your place as spaces on this trip are limited.

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.

Mark’s Bingo Night on Saturday 11th November

Our very own favourite Bingo Caller is back by popular demand to host another one of his Bingo Nights on Saturday 11th.

Doors open at 7pm and eyes down at 7.30pm!

Hot dogs will be available to purchase and tickets only cost £5 for 5 bingo books.

Call for your tickets now on 01376 326302.


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!!