GodelTech sponsors The Co-operative’s Chief Executive

Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative and a cast of colleagues from the Co-operative Group took to the stage at Band on the Wall, Manchester to play a gig in aid of Mencap on a sponsored Godel Technologies Europe drum kit!

The gig will be followed up with the release of a charity record in aid of Mencap. With Nirvana, TOWIE and even The Wombles tipped as contenders to challenge the X-Factor for the Christmas number one spot, the band, Angel Square, with Peter Marks on drums, has released a cover of Greatest Day by Take That to raise money for young people with a learning disability.

The song is available for download and proceeds will raise money for The Co-operative’s charity of the year Mencap and its sister charity ENABLE Scotland to develop ‘Inspire Me’ – a programme designed to give up to 20,000 young people with a learning disability opportunities to change their futures.

“Having worked extensively with the Co-operative Group this year, we were informed of the chance to buy tickets to see the gig at Band on the Wall. We were also informed that there was an opportunity to sponsor Peter’s drum kit by making a donation in aid of Mencap. As the Mencap charity is such a wonderful charity and because I am a keen drummer myself, we decided to sponsor the drum kit. It was an amazing night!” said Neil Turvin, Sales Director at GodelTech.

The Co-operative Group’s Charity of the Year partnership with Mencap and ENABLE Scotland forms an integral part of The Co-operative’s commitment to Inspiring Young People. Money raised by its supportive staff, members and customers has launched the charity’s innovative ‘Inspire Me’ programme, giving 20,000 young people with a learning disability across the UK the opportunity to transform their lives by gaining the skills and confidence needed to play a more active part in society.

Mencap works to support people with a learning disability and their families and carers by fighting to change laws and improve services and access to education, employment and leisure facilities. Mencap supports thousands of people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want. It is also one of the largest providers of services, information and advice for people with a learning disability across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Mencap’s sister charity, ENABLE Scotland, is the leading charity for children and adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. It is a member-led organisation with local ENABLE branches made up of volunteers, mostly people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. It too campaigns for people with learning disabilities to live full and independent lives and provides services to allow people to live, work and take part in their communities.

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