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Leeds Mencap launches new initiative for businesses in Leeds

Leeds Mencap has launched a new initiative offering businesses the opportunity to make new connections through networking, plus receive marketing benefits, whilst supporting the charity.

Founding members The Technology Group and Winston Solicitors have already joined the Leeds Mencap Business Club.

Jonathan Marsden, Co-founder and CEO of The Technology Group, Leeds, says: “Having worked and lived in Leeds my entire life, it is an excellent opportunity for us to give something back as part of our social responsibility. We really want to support our local area, helping Leeds to thrive and develop in the future. We are thrilled to join the Leeds Mencap Business Club as a founding member, which benefits our business and this great charity. I urge other businesses to support our local community and donate to great causes like Leeds Mencap in anyway they can.”

Jonathan Winston, Managing Partner of Winston Solicitors, said: “We are proud to support Leeds Mencap and have done for several years. The team are proactive and always do their best to maximise our charity partnership. When we heard about the Business Club, we signed up straight away!”

Caitlin Hazell, Development Manager at Leeds Mencap says “We are excited to announce this new way to support Leeds Mencap and benefit businesses. The support from businesses like The Technology Group and Winston Solicitors is making a real difference to children and young people with learning disabilities in the Leeds community.”

Leeds Mencap, a local, independent charity supports over 430 people with learning disabilities and their families each year as well as over 4,900 people through its specialist facilities at The Vinery Centre, which includes a community nursery and meeting space and room hire. It relies on charitable donations in order to continue its vital work.

Cath Lee, CEO of Leeds Mencap, says: “We are absolutely delighted with the generosity shown by The Technology Group and Winston Solictiors. It is wonderful that they have joined the Leeds Mencap Business Club and hope that this will encourage other businesses in Leeds to follow suit.”

For £50 per month, businesses receive a host of benefits including a PR toolkit, an invitation to annual networking event, social media and marketing activity to promote their business, plus an initiation to Leeds Mencap to see the difference that their support is making.

For more information on joining the Leeds Mencap Business Club or to support children with learning disabilities across Leeds, please visit