Robbie, alongside Nicholas Trimble and Tim Mitchell, local councillors from Lisburn and Castlereagh Council, will take on the popular Team Relay event.

Since 2016, Mencap has benefited from £200,000 worth of funds raised through the charity partnership.

Robbie Butler, MLA for Lagan Valley will take on the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon challenge this year in aid of Mencap Northern Ireland, the official charity partner. Robbie, alongside Nicholas Trimble and Tim Mitchell, local councillors from Lisburn and Castlereagh Council, will take on the popular Team Relay event.

Since 2016, Mencap has benefited from £200,000 worth of funds raised through the charity partnership.

‘Taking on the Team Relay Race will certainly be a challenge for me.'

'From visiting the Mencap Children’s Centre I got to see first-hand the work the centre provides and how the money raised through this partnership helps Mencap to deliver vital services to both adults and children across Northern Ireland.’

 

‘As a member of the All Party Group on Learning Disability, I am focused on working with Mencap on important issues that individuals with a learning disability face across Northern Ireland including the unequal access to mental health services. From speaking with service users it reinforced the message that Mencap make a fantastic contribution to the lives of people with a learning disability.’

Margaret Kelly, Director of Mencap Northern Ireland added:

‘We would like to thank Robbie for taking on the Team Relay Race at this year’s Belfast City Marathon, in our third and final year as charity partners we aim to make this year our most successful yet.’

‘Funds raised through this partnership help us to deliver vital employment and housing services and our new family support service which helps parents get the support they need to give their children the best start in life.’