Rishi Sunak launches Mencap calendar 'full of joy'

Rishi Sunak MP has launched a new calendar promoting positive images about people with learning disabilities.

The Richmond MP was invited by the Northallerton and Dales Mencap Society to formally launch its 2020 calendar at the society’s base in Northallerton.

The event was attended by members, families and supporters who celebrated its completion. The full colour calendar features pictures of Society members engaged in activities which they enjoy and enrich their lives along with positive quotations about what they are doing.

Mr Sunak he was honoured to launch the calendar. He said: “There is so much joy in these images. It will take pride of place on my office wall and I am sure it will give equal joy to everyone who sees it there.”

Sue Lear, the Mencap Northallerton Centre’s development manager, said the cost of producing the calendar had been greatly assisted by a grant from the Jack Brunton Charitable Trust and the help of printers Imprint Services.

The calendar is now on sale for £5 and available from Mencap by telephone 01609-778894 or by email from admin@northallertonmencap.org.uk.