Enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a natter at fun days

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LEARNING Disability Week will be marked with family fun days.

The events, across the area, are a thank you to parents and carers.

Staff and volunteers at Havant and District Mencap will take over Anders Hall in Jubilee Park, Waterlooville, tomorrow from 11am to 3pm.

There will be lots to do for people with a learning disability, and their families, where they will have the chance to enjoy some treats and stalls as well as find out more about what is happening locally for people with a learning disability.

Paul Read, of Havant and District Mencap, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for Mencap to say a big thank you to families and carers for all the hard work they do.’

The following week, on Sunday, August 25, people with learning disabilities from Portsmouth and their families, are invited to a fun day organised by Mencap at the Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road, Southsea, from 1pm to 3pm.

Michaela Whitaker, from Mencap, who helped organise the Portsmouth event, said: ‘During Learning Disability week we wanted to show families and carers how important their ongoing support is to their loved ones with a learning disability.

‘So, as a thank you, people with a learning disability in Portsmouth will be inviting their parents, carers and siblings to join us for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

For more information go to mencap.org.uk.

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