Charity of the Year
Just like you, people with a learning disability have dreams and ambitions.
Mencap is hugely proud to be the Charity of the Year for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. This partnership is an amazing opportunity for us to put learning disability on the world stage – raising awareness in a way we have never been able to before.
For too long, people with a learning disability have been denied the life they deserve because of the stigma and discrimination they face.
Here I Am is a movement of change that you can be part of. We want every single person with a learning disability to feel valued, be part of society and be included.
The money raised by our incredible runners will fund inclusion projects bringing together young people with and without a learning disability through sport. And the impact of this on future generations could be a game changer: shaping a society where people with a learning disability can live the life they deserve.
Charlotte Aspley who has a learning disability and is running the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon said:
"Just like you, I laugh, I cry, I love, I hurt. And just like you, I have dreams and ambitions – like running the London Marathon. I also have a learning disability. But there is so much more to me than that. Get to know me and you might be surprised."