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Fundraising Christmas Disco 2023
Fundraising Christmas Disco 2023 image


on Friday 8th December 2023, 7.30pm - 11.30pm

at Swanton Morley Village Hall

Join “Tinsel Tim” with his party music, snow machine and pom pom snowballs for a fun night out!

Adult Tickets: £10 each

Price includes Christmas buffet and the bar will be open.

This year we have a VERY special guest coming!!  There will also be a raffle.

Phone or email Sarah at the Mid Norfolk Mencap office to get your name on the guest list for tickets:

Tel: 01362 693013 or Email:

We would prefer payments to be made by BACS.

If you are unable to pay by bank transfer, we will still accept cash or cheque.

By Sarah Freeman 31 Oct 2023

Christmas Disco, Fri 2nd December 2022
Christmas Disco, Fri 2nd December 2022 image


on Friday 2nd December 2022, 7.30pm - 11.30pm

at Swanton Morley Village Hall

Join Tinsel Tim with his party music, snow machine and

pom pom snowballs!


Adults: £8 each

Children under 12: £4 each

Price includes buffet and the bar will be open.

There will be a Christmas Raffle.


By Sarah Freeman 1 Nov 2022

BBQ Fundraiser July 2022
BBQ Fundraiser July 2022 image

Our summer fundraiser was a great success.  An amazing £1,400 was raised with 101 people attending the BBQ held at the home of Jon & Ruth Gooch.  Our thanks go to Jon & Ruth Gooch for hosting, the people who attended and the companies who donated food and raffle prizes.  See you next year! 

By Sarah Freeman 16 Aug 2022

Tesco Community Grant Update
Tesco Community Grant Update image

We have been granted £1,000.00 from the Tesco Community Grant scheme (managed by the community charity Groundwork UK).  This is specifically for the purpose of our Field to Fork Allotment Project.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us with the Tesco blue tokens.

We are going to plough on with our plans for our allotment plot with the help from, and benefit of, our community clients and residents of Merle Boddy House.  The preparation work at the beginning may seem boring and hard but we will reap the rewards and learn many new skills so it will be worth it!

By Sarah Freeman 26 May 2022

Fundraising Summer BBQ 2022
Fundraising Summer BBQ 2022 image

Come and join our Summer Barbecue - in aid of Mid Norfolk Mencap.

Entry by ticket only.  Restricted numbers.

Saturday 9th July 2022.

Enquire at the Tavern Lane office for ticket information 01362 693013. 

By Sarah Freeman 26 May 2022

Tesco Community Grant - our Field to Fork Allotment Project
Tesco Community Grant - our Field to Fork Allotment Project image

For 3 months until the end of March 2022, we are delighted that our Field to Fork Allotment project has been chosen by the Tesco Community Grants initiative for customer votes in the Dereham Tesco store.  We are hoping to get the top grant of £1,500 to really make a difference and support our clients and residents with learning difficulties to enhance their skills, promote their wellbeing and enjoy the great outdoors by growing and looking after their own produce.

Please spread the word with your friends and family to support us.

By Sarah Freeman 14 Jan 2022

Corona Virus Update
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As a result of the current Government guidance we have taken the following decisions.

All clubs and groups have ceased until further notice.

The community outreach service will be closing today 24th March 2020 and resume when safe to do so.

The office will close as from today with key staff working from home.

The office number is being directed to our HR manager who will pass on calls to the relevant person.

Our residential service continues as normal with the great work from our staff, shift/team leaders and Registered Manager Steven

I will update this site when there are any changes to the above.

I wish all our members and friends the best of wishes and please be safe and stay at home.


Kind Regards

Jon Rose  GM

By Admin 24 Mar 2020

Sensory Room 'Grand Opening'
Sensory Room 'Grand Opening' image

Everyone is welcome to attend the grand Opening of our new sensory room here at Tavern Lane.  We have been fundraising hard over the past few years and would like to say a big thank you for all who have contributed to this project.  The Mayor of Dereham will be opening the room and we hope to see lots of support on the day.  A big thanks to Anya Rose who has made this happen along with the support of the staff and trustees.


Hope to  see you there.


Jon Rose

General Manager

By Jon Rose 7 Jan 2020

Mid Norfolk Mencaps' Summer BBQ 2019
Mid Norfolk Mencaps' Summer BBQ 2019 image

By Jon Rose 28 Mar 2019

2018 Christmas Disco
2018 Christmas Disco image

LOOK!!! The best Christmas disco in Norfolk this year is with us.  Please call us for a ticket. 

By Jon Rose 24 Oct 2018

Mid Norfolk Mencap BBQ
Mid Norfolk Mencap BBQ image

 A big thanks to MR and Mrs Gooch.  Please come and get a ticket and support us for this great event.

By Jon Rose 23 Apr 2018

Our Breckland Lottery
Our Breckland Lottery image

I’m excited to tell you about our new fundraising venture.

We have signed up as a good cause with “Our Breckland Lottery” which is a community lottery scheme funded by Breckland Council.  It’s aim is to provide charities and community groups with a free online platform through which to raise valuable core funds.

It works just like the National Lottery, with tickets sold for £1, and weekly draws on a Saturday Night.   Tickets are available to buy online or over the phone.


For each ticket sold on our page:

  • 50p will come to us
  • 20p will go to the lottery prize fund, which it’s top prize is £25,000
  • 20p will go to running costs and VAT
  • 10p will go to a general fund, which Breckland Council will distribute locally as grants


This is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for our very worthwhile charity.  I ask that you consider supporting us by buying a lottery ticket, @


For further information then please do get in touch with me on 01362 693013.

I thank you in advance for your valuable support.

Anya Rose

Public Relations and Office Manager


By Jon Rose 1 Mar 2018

Christmas Dance 2017
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