Mencap have launched a new website www.makewithme.org.uk which will give year round tips on how to hand make everything from cards, decorations and baked treats. Also being a platform to meet likeminded people, swap recipes or even organise your own craft club. It’s all about being creative, and inclusive of all ages and abilities.
Learning Disability Week is 20 – 26 June and Mencap would like everyone to get creative by Make With Me & Bake With Me.
The Make A Me appeal challenges people to make a ‘Me’, a personalised home made or baked creation, to show their support for the 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. It’s easy to take part: get inspired, Make A Me, and upload it into the Me gallery at www.makewithme.org.uk to raise awareness, and much needed funds, for national Learning Disability Week 20 – 26 June. The website has helpful ideas and project cards.
As a crafting/blogging community we can do a little extra and show support by helping to spread news of this lovely project so more people can join in the fun... I won't be baking for fear of poisoning myself! (There is actually a good tip on the site that says you can just decorate ready made gingerbread biscuits, that could be a safer option for me.)
If you would like more information/images to write your own blog post to share please do email me and I can forward on Mencap's info sami(at)teasemade(dot)com