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Charity Focus MK with MK Charities: Macintyre

Who are Macintyre?


Established in 1966 by Kenneth Newton Wright, the parent of a disabled child, MacIntyre has grown to become a leading national charity, highly respected and committed to setting standards and increasing choice.

They provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales.

Their diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school, alternative and further education.


How you can support

You can help support MacIntyre by joining in with #movewithmacintyre our annual fundraiser, which last year raised over £4,500 which was used to purchase gardening and outdoor equipment for the people supported by MacIntyre, providing joy during such a challenging year.


The challenge, which runs from 1-31 March, encourages people from across the country to get on their feet and take part in an exercise of their choice to raise money for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether you like to dance, walk or jog. You could challenge yourself to climb your stairs, counting your steps until you reach the equivalent of Mount Snowden, or hop on a bicycle and see how far you can cycle each day.

You can support the ‘Move with MacIntyre’ challenge by donating directly to the fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/movewithmacintyre2021

You can also donate £5 by texting MOVE to 70490.

For more information on Move with MacIntyre and to sign up to the challenge, visit: https://www.macintyrecharity.org/events/move-with-macintyre/

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