The Duke of Devonshire

Patron of Eastbourne Mencap

Eastbourne & District Mencap, the local independently run charity for people with learning difficulties, is delighted to announce the Duke of Devonshire as its new patron.

The Duke, who was accompanied by The Duchess, when he visited Eastbourne Mencap’s residential homes, Sedgemoor and Framley, in Old Town to see first-hand what the charity does. The Duke said: “I am delighted to become Patron of Eastbourne Mencap. I know how important this local group is for the people in Eastbourne. We are most impressed by everything we saw and heard during such an inspiring visit.”

Eastbourne Mencap is a local independently run charity for the community of Eastbourne. It is currently aiming to raise £3million for the refurbishment and upgrade of its Sedgemoor and Framley residential homes in Eastbourne.

The charity provides a range of services from residential care to day-care opportunities, as well as family services, to more than 100 members. Its primary aim is to help those with learning difficulties to live a full and fulfilling life, with equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities.