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Our Gig Buddies visited @NorwichCityFC last weekend for a tour around their stadium.  
With some super Norwich City fans in attendance, the group were keen to learn about the football club's past. They even had a sneaky look at the pink dressing room, where visiting clubs get ready for their matches against the club.  
Thanks Norwich City Football Club for a fantastic day out!

Visit our website (www.mencap.org.uk) and search for Gig Buddies to get involved.

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Our Gig Buddies visited @norwichcityfc last weekend for a tour around their stadium. With some super Norwich City fans in attendance, the group were keen to learn about the football club's past. They even had a sneaky look at the pink dressing room

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Or do you think he should shave it for later? 

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Join Kit for tea. Enter through our bio link or at omaze.com/kit. #onlyatomaze

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We mustache you a question Do you think Kit's new look is fan(tashe)tic? Or do you think he should shave it for later? Reply with: #fantashetic if you are fan of the tashe #shaveitforlater if you prefer a clean shaven Kit Join Kit for tea. Ente

Our friend Kit Harington has teamed up with @omaze to give ⭐ you ⭐ the chance to have tea with him and win VIP tickets to his new play, True West!  
Best of all, every donation supports a great cause. Enter through our bio link or at omaze.com/kit. #onlyatomaze

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Our friend Kit Harington has teamed up with @omaze to give ⭐ you ⭐ the chance to have tea with him and win VIP tickets to his new play, True West! Best of all, every donation supports a great cause. Enter through our bio link or at omaze.com/kit. #

Merry Christmas everyone.
We hope you all have wonderful days with your friends and family, surrounded by love, good food and plenty of laughs and fun.
Thank you for all your kind support during 2018, and for following us on Instagram. 
These are our top posts for 2018.
#InstaChristmas #ChristmasMood #ChristmasCheer #ChristmasSpirit #ChristmasVibes #ChristmasLove #ChristmasWish #ChristmasLoading #InstaSanta #instagood #2018 #2018bestnine
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Merry Christmas everyone. We hope you all have wonderful days with your friends and family, surrounded by love, good food and plenty of laughs and fun. Thank you for all your kind support during 2018, and for following us on Instagram. These are our

For five years, Laura has supported Jamie on Christmas Day.  
Jamie will sign her up on the rota, so he can be absolutely sure that they'll be together. They are part of each other’s Christmas traditions. He believes in Santa, so on Christmas Eve he will put a mince pie out and starts to get really excited about the next day, when he’ll see all his family.  In the evening he will show Laura all his presents, and they will watch a Christmas film or do something crafty together.  
Jamie loves his routines, so as Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year they’ll be ironing as well.  Next year the 25th is on Wednesday – so they’ll have the washing machine on for wash day! 

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For five years, Laura has supported Jamie on Christmas Day. Jamie will sign her up on the rota, so he can be absolutely sure that they'll be together. They are part of each other’s Christmas traditions. He believes in Santa, so on Christmas Eve he

Do you have something that means the  to you? 
Tommy loves his teddy bears, which provide sensory stimulation that benefits him. When one of his favourites was starting to fall apart, it was important that he was able to choose and build his new bear.  
Thank you to Bath's @BuildaBear, who agreed to close the store early (for free) so that Tommy could go in alone (he usually can't shop due to the amount of people). Their shop assistant was brilliant - explaining what was happening, enabling him to feel calm and to have lots of laughs too. ️ #CELEBEARATE #Teddybear #Teddy #Memory #BuildaBear #AccessibleShopping #LearningDisability
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Do you have something that means the to you? Tommy loves his teddy bears, which provide sensory stimulation that benefits him. When one of his favourites was starting to fall apart, it was important that he was able to choose and build his new bear

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No matter if you're a dog  or human . Whatever your interest  or skill . You can give the gift of your time ⏰ this Christmas  by volunteering ️. Make a difference. Visit:  https://bit.ly/2JfzcdY  
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Have you met our newest volunteers? No matter if you're a dog or human . Whatever your interest or skill . You can give the gift of your time ⏰ this Christmas by volunteering ️. Make a difference. Visit: https://bit.ly/2JfzcdY #mencapvoluntee

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When do you decorate your Christmas tree? For Cedric a beautifully decorated tree is not just for Christmas.  
It is something that should be enjoyed all year around. ️  ️ Cedric absolutely loves Christmas, and for years has asked as early as the end of October - 'Can we put the Christmas tree up?' He would be sad when the tree was taken down and put away.

With the help of his support workers, Cedric now has a tree all year. Decoration is based on the theme he chooses. His dream is to decorate the tree at the Warner Bros. Harry Potter studio tour. 
#ChristmasTree #Christmas #NotJustForChristmas #HarryPotter #Decoration
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When do you decorate your Christmas tree? For Cedric a beautifully decorated tree is not just for Christmas. It is something that should be enjoyed all year around. ️ ️ Cedric absolutely loves Christmas, and for years has asked as early as the end

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What makes Christmas perfect for you?  
Good presents?  
Family being together?    
Delicious food?  
Isobel shared with us what little things make Christmas perfect for her. 
Isobel's top four tips for a wonderful Christmas:
- Have a chill out room so we can relax if needed.
- Have noise cancelling headphones, gadgets and fidget spinners to help when we are stressed.
- Tell us what will happen beforehand so we can feel calmer about the change to our routine.
- Explain the rules of family games slowly so we understand and give you a run for your money!

Do these help your family? Or do you have your own traditions / tips?  
#Christmas #ChristmasTraditions #Family #ChristmasDay #ChristmasTime #Celebration #TopTips
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What makes Christmas perfect for you? Good presents? Family being together? Delicious food? Isobel shared with us what little things make Christmas perfect for her. Isobel's top four tips for a wonderful Christmas: - Have a chill out room

Autism is a lifelong condition, but it is more than just a diagnosis. ️ It means something unique and different to each person with autism.    
Hear from Jack  about what it means to him. 
Find out more about #Autism: https://bit.ly/2E70bWa #WeAreMencap
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Autism is a lifelong condition, but it is more than just a diagnosis. ️ It means something unique and different to each person with autism. Hear from Jack about what it means to him. Find out more about #autism : https://bit.ly/2E70bWa #wearemen

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Each year, over *4,000* people ask our Wills and trusts Service for help and advice on protecting their child’s future.   We’re here for you too. Call  Gina today on 020 7696 6925.

#LearningDisability #Wills #Trusts #Help #Advice #Children
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Each year, over *4,000* people ask our Wills and trusts Service for help and advice on protecting their child’s future. We’re here for you too. Call Gina today on 020 7696 6925. #learningdisability #wills #trusts #help #advice #children

Today is #GivingTuesday, so today we are giving away an exciting donated gift to our lovely supporters. 

We have hidden two tickets to the #Arsenal vs #Cardiff City match at the #Emirates.  
Watch our video for your first clue of where to find them.  More clues will follow on our #Twitter channel (@Mencap_Charity) in ten minutes.

Get searching! Remember the first person to find them will win this special gift. 
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Today is #givingtuesday , so today we are giving away an exciting donated gift to our lovely supporters. We have hidden two tickets to the #arsenal vs #cardiff City match at the #emirates . Watch our video for your first clue of where to find them.

Have you heard?  
There is a fairy tale book for all ages hitting the shelves from John Foley.  No fairy dust is needed to magic you up a copy of 'Another seven simple and slightly silly stories'.  
Buy it now: https://bit.ly/2z7hzGE 
Link is on profile page.
Proceeds donated to Mencap. 
#Books #Book #BookShelves #FairyTale #Fairies #Magic #Christmas #Gift #Charity #Mencap
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Have you heard? There is a fairy tale book for all ages hitting the shelves from John Foley. No fairy dust is needed to magic you up a copy of 'Another seven simple and slightly silly stories'. Buy it now: https://bit.ly/2z7hzGE Link is on prof

Have you heard the news?  
A signed book is up for grabs from the one and only John Foley.  
No fairy godmother is needed to magic you up one of these beauties, just a little bit of creativity!  ️  
To enter follow these steps:
 Draw or create a video of what you'd do if you could wave a magic wand to change something in the life of people with a learning disability.  Tag @mencap  And use hashtag #OnceUponAMencap  There will be a prize for the best drawing and the best video.  
The winner will be announced on the 1st December. UK based entries only. 
#CompetitionUK #Competition #Books #Reading #FairyTales #LearningDisability #Charity #Autograph #Signed 
NB: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
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Have you heard the news? A signed book is up for grabs from the one and only John Foley. No fairy godmother is needed to magic you up one of these beauties, just a little bit of creativity! ️ To enter follow these steps: Draw or create a vide

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Did you know it is #LoveTheatreDay? ️   
Here are Ellen's tips for people with a #LearningDisability who have a real passion for the arts and would love to follow their dreams.    ️ Go to your local theatre and find out what's going on and if there's anything you can join in on.
️ Search online to find drama groups specifically for people with a learning disability.
️ If you need some support ask your teachers, friends, family or colleagues for help to find opportunities in the arts, or if you have a support worker they could assist you with finding and attending a theatre group.
️ When you're trying to learn your cues and lines write them out on paper to help learn them. ️ Watch videos of other actors to try and pick up different tips. ️ If you feel nervous, try to stay calm and think about what you are doing. ️ Learn your lines and practice them over and over again; the more you do it, the less nervous you'll become!

Read Ellen's blog:  ️ https://bit.ly/2zTJcTp ⬅️ 

#Theatre #Arts #Charity #Acting #Actors #DreamsCanComeTrue
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Did you know it is #lovetheatreday ? ️ Here are Ellen's tips for people with a #learningdisability who have a real passion for the arts and would love to follow their dreams. ️ Go to your local theatre and find out what's going on and if there's

Did you know today is #PurpleTuesday? 
Shopping should be fun. A bit of time just for you!
However, it needs to be made accessible for everyone.

Here are Isabel's top tips on how shopping can be made fun for all: ⭐ Have an hour where the music is turned off and there can be less people in the shop.
⭐ Give us more time to pay. It may take a little bit longer for us to count up the money; it can be very stressful if we are rushed.
⭐ Be patient and allow more time and space for us to look around the store.
⭐ Keep offers simple. Have pictures as well as words to show what the offer is so it is easy to understand.
⭐ Be friendly! Staff who are friendly and patient, (and don't talk to us like we are children), make shopping far more fun! 
Do you agree? What would make shopping accessible for you?
#Shopping #Shops #LearningDisability #Accessible #Charity
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Did you know today is #purpletuesday ? Shopping should be fun. A bit of time just for you! However, it needs to be made accessible for everyone. Here are Isabel's top tips on how shopping can be made fun for all: ⭐ Have an hour where the music is tu

I feel very upset (...) about what has happened to me but I do forgive those who have bullied me. I believe they didn't know any better and in time I think they will realise that what they did was not right. Read Leroy's blog - http://bit.ly/2srte29 
#ShowRespect #AntiBullyingWeek
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"I feel very upset (...) about what has happened to me but I do forgive those who have bullied me. I believe they didn't know any better and in time I think they will realise that what they did was not right." Read Leroy's blog - http://bit.ly/2srte2

So today is the #MencapTeaParty, which sparked off a big question around the office. What is the perfect way to make your brew?  What do you think? #Tea #Brew #teatime
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So today is the #mencapteaparty , which sparked off a big question around the office. What is the perfect way to make your brew? What do you think? #tea #brew #teatime