We want you to step up for Mencap by taking part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and raise some money to help support more people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland, and their families.

Find out more about the Belfast City Marathons, including fundraising and training information, and how you can get involved.

Why #MoveIt4Mencap?

Every week, 2 babies in Northern Ireland are born with a learning disability. With the right support - at the right time - these children can live full and happy lives.

Mencap opened a new, purpose built children and families centre, with all the facilities, support and information that children and young people with a learning disability and their families need under one roof.

But building the Mencap Centre is just the beginning of what we want to achieve in Northern Ireland for people with a learning disability.

#MoveIt4Mencap to help:

  • support even more children with a learning disability at Mencap Children's Centre - giving more children the right support at the right time
  • launch a new family support service for the whole of Northern Ireland - making sure that when any child is diagnosed with a learning disability their family knows where to turn to for information, advice and support
  • introduce brand new "play and stay" sessions, allowing parents to come together with their children and specialists so that they can learn how to best help their child's development
  • increase the range of services we run in your local community to support children and young people with a learning disability and their families, like after school clubs and holiday pay schemes.



By challenging yourself and signing up you can help children and young people with a learning disability to live the life they choose.

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