Mayor Thanks Charity Helpers
Representatives from more than 60 voluntarygroups came together this week (Monday February 11) for a special receptionhosted by the Borough Mayor, Cllr John Kaiser.
The Mayor’s Voluntary Sectorreception, hosted at the Oakwood Centre in Woodley, is an opportunity for charityrepresentatives to network, renew old acquaintances, and meet new ones. It isalso an opportunity for the Borough Mayor to thank all the volunteers for theenormous commitment they make to the Wokingham Borough.
Attendees also enjoyed a speech by LizMcDaniel from the Me2 Club – the Mayor’s chosen charity he’s been supportingduring his year in office.
The Woodley-based Me2 Club enableschildren and young people with additional needs and disabilities from theWokingham Borough (aged between five and 19), to attend mainstream activityclubs. The club does this by recruiting, training and developing volunteers toprovide one-to-one support to young people (or two-to-one when required) atactivities of their choice such as Cubs and Brownies, gymnastics, youth groupsor swimming. Me2 Club trained volunteers support young people by encouragingthem to be independent, participating in the activities alongside them andadapting activities to ensure they can take part.
Borough Mayor Cllr John Kaisersaid: “During my year in office, I’vehad the honour to attend many community events and I’ve met so many unsungheroes. There are so many volunteers in our community who go above and beyondto help others less fortunate than ourselves. Many help in their spare time andwith limited resources.
“I am so pleased so many volunteerscould join me at the reception and I would like to publically thank them for theircontribution to our community which helps make Wokingham Borough such a greatplace to live and work.”