Fundraising

Fundraising is as important to us as running our clubs. Without funds we could not operate. A number of events are run throughout the year to raise money and these can be found on the EVENTS page. There are exciting plans for future events so keep looking for updates.

There are a number of other ways we raise money and details of these are below.

RECYCLING

CLOTHING/TEXTILE BINS

We have two clothing/textile bin in place; at the Nedderman Centre Car Park and in the car park adjacent to Tesco Express in Brockenhurst, on the left beside the cycle racks and disabled bays. Donations of clothing, belts and shoes, bags sheets and duvet covers but please NO, duvets, pillows, curtains or glass. Please help support us with your unwanted clothing/textiles.

PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE TOP COLLECTION

We collect plastic milk bottle tops for New Forest Mencap. Many organisations are involved in collecting for us:- New Milton Infants, New Milton Juniors, Tiptoe Primary, Pennington Junior School, Lymington Junior School, Merdon Junior School, Chandlers Ford, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital. Moorwood Cottage Nursing Home in Chandlers Ford, British American Tobacco Company Southampton, RPS Planning and Development Abingdon Oxford, Firesafe Solutions Bishops Waltham, King Somborne Church, Sway church, St Saviours Church, Brockenhurst, South Baddesley infants School, Lymington and District Multiple Sclerosis Group and many more kind individuals…

If you drink milk and would like to help support us – please start collecting your plastic milk bottle tops. NO other tops please, ensure they are washed and any foil inserts. The milk bottle tops are collected by a recycling company, melted down, and turned into pellets and sold back into UK industry and made into Fence posts, Traffic cones, Plant pots, Gas pipes and Mesh around new trees. If you put them into your household waste they are not recycled and are incinerated at Marchwood. You can help us raise money for our Charity by either:
posting them to:

New Forest Mencap, Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road,
New Milton, Hants BH25 5NY

Or deliver them to the Nedderman Centre Car Park, we have three wheelie bins to the left of the green textile bin or take them to the recycling company A.P.R at Gate 2 Campbell Road, Eastleigh, Southampton, Hants, SO50 5AD. There is a wheelie bin to the left as you drive into Gate 2 just pop them in there!

A.P.R Opening Times: Mon- Fri 8.30am -5.30pm Sat 7.30am -1.00pm

Please DO NOT deliver to Stopples Lane. The bin has been moved from there.

Please telephone 01425 621893 if more information is required

Many thanks for supporting us

GLASS RECYCLING BIN

A recent addition to the car park at the Nedderman Centre is a glass recycling bin. While this does not provide any direct income for New Forest Mencap, we welcome this addition to our recycling facilities provided by he NFDC. You can recycle glass bottles and jars (and any clothing etc. at the adjacent textile bin).

Please remember that if you are coming to recycle in your car please DO NOT use the car park but park in the layby opposite the bins. We ask this because we do not want the car park surface to deteriorate – it is expensive to maintain.

OTHER FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

EASY FUNDRAISING

Please support New Forest Mencap when you shop online. Either click on the link below or Google Easy Fundraising, select New Forest Mencap as your cause and then find your retailer. Each store will donate a percentage of your spend to us. Couldn’t be easier!

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes.newforestmencap

NESTING BOXES FOR SALE

Do you need a nesting box for the birds in your garden? Trustee Rodney Rook makes the boxes from recycled timber and sells them to raise funds for us. Prices start at £5 or £20 for boxes for larger birds or owls.

Contact Rodney on 01590 682054.

HIRING THE NEDDERMAN CENTRE

You can hire the Nedderman Centre or your own events or meetings. Click here for more details.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Please click on the EVENTS tab for details of specific fundraising events that we have organised. These provide substantial funds for us and we need your support.

VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME

Can you spare an hour or two to help with our fundraising events. Please click here for details of how you can help by becoming a volunteer.

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