Local drinks retailer Winemark is calling on its customers to step up to the mark, take a big step forward for its Charity of the Year and ‘buy a square’ to support Mencap’s Big Step Forward Appeal.
Spread across Winemark’s 78 stores, squares will be available for £2 in November and December with a chance for the lucky winners to enjoy a variety of great prizes including Ulster Rugby Premium Lounge tickets, a weekend break at Tullyvar Cottages and a Down Royal St. Patrick’s Race Day experience.
Proceeds from The Big Win Buy A Square competition will go directly to Mencap’s Big Step Forward Appeal to help raise the £1.7 million needed to build, equip and run a new Children and Families’ Centre, which will provide children and young people with a learning disability with the right support and opportunities to flourish and achieve their potential.
Winemark Marketing Manager Rachael Crawford said Winemark chose Mencap as its charity partner because of its ambitious plans to build the much-needed new centre:
“We are delighted to be supporting Mencap as our Charity Partner of the Year and in particular to raise funds for its Big Step Forward Appeal. The new centre will be a vital asset to children with a learning disability and their families in Northern Ireland. We are confident that customers will give generously and help us meet our target of raising £30,000 for the Big Step Forward Appeal within the next year.”
The competition is happening across Winemark’s 78 stores in Northern Ireland and 10 prize draw winners will be selected on the 19th of December.
Vanessa Elder, Mencap in Northern Ireland’s Fundraising Manager, said the partnership with Winemark is a huge help in raising the necessary funds for the Big Step Forward Appeal:
“We are delighted to have a partnership with such a major retail chain like Winemark which will help us gain support from members of local communities right across Northern Ireland.
“We urgently need to raise £1.7 million to build, equip and run Mencap’s new children and families’ centre. Our goal is ambitious, so we are relying on Winemark customers and the rest of the public to donate £2 and buy a square to raise money for this critical project for Northern Ireland.”