AnniversarylaunchLocal charity, Hansel is urging people to get involved in their dedicated ‘Hansel Day’ on Friday 26 April to help commemorate the charity’s 50th anniversary and think about people with learning disabilities.

With the theme ‘Going for Gold’, the charity is hoping that the Ayrshire community will get behind them and hold events on the day, or throughout the year, to commemorate their anniversary.

From dress up days to sports quizzes, bake sales to party nights and fun runs, the charity has posted lots of ideas its website to encourage people to get involved.

On Friday 26 April Hansel will also launch a short story competition, inviting secondary school pupils to write a 500 word essay on the theme of ‘Overcoming’.  Judged by children’s writer, Lari Don, the winner will receive a workshop with the author and a Kindle.

Gerry Lindsay, Managing Director, Hansel said, “The Ayrshire community is always very supportive of Hansel and we’re sure there will be many businesses and groups ‘Going For Gold’ this year.

“There have been major changes within social care management over the past 50 years, with many more about to be implemented by the Government, so it’s important that we continue to raise awareness and constantly review our services to support service-users”.

Further information on Hansel Day is available from