Rosie Wren

Fundraising Manager

01279 651908

WIBN Groups


Grove Cottage is the home of Mencap in Bishop’s Stortford and supports people of all ages who have a learning disability. Our wide variety of services support members from early infancy through to adulthood and we will help anyone regardless of their location.

Although we are affiliated with The Royal Mencap Society we receive no funding from the national body and 100% of our funding must be raised through our in-house fundraising team.

As the Fundraising Manager for Grove Cottage I am involved with all aspects of our fundraising including organising fundraising events, encouraging the community to partake in sponsored challenges, working with local schools to run fundraising projects and working with local companies.

There are many advantages to supporting a local charity such as fulfilling your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which is proven to be an important factor when consumers are choosing a supplier. Secondly supporting a local charity can provide some great PR opportunities and often can give you access to a group of people you would not normally be able to target. It is also proven that supporting a charity can enhance employee engagement and facilitate team building. Finally, there can be tax benefits when making a charitable donation, something that you may wish to speak to your accountant about.

There are many ways that a local company can get involved with our work, including ways that are at no cost to the company. To find out more please contact [email protected]