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Wokingham Borough’s Sikh communityrecently raised a staggering £3,250 for outgoing Mayor Cllr John Kaiser’schosen charity for his year in office – the Me2 Club. This was the result ofthe annual Sikh Vaisakhi procession (Nagar Kirtan), which drummed up supportand awareness for the charity. 

Wokingham Sikh Community
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During his tenure as Wokingham BoroughMayor, he has helped raise almost £25,000 for the local organisation. The Woodley-based Me2 Club enables children and young people withadditional needs and disabilities from the Wokingham Borough (aged between fiveand 19), to attend mainstream activity clubs.

The club recruits, trains and developsvolunteers to provide one-to-one support to young people (or two-to-one whenrequired) at activities of their choice such as Cubs and Brownies, gymnastics,youth groups or swimming. Me2 Club trained volunteers support young people byencouraging them to be independent, participating in the activities alongsidethem and adapting activities to ensure they can take part.

Wokingham Sikh Community

Outgoing Mayor John Kaiser

Cllr John Kaiser, outgoing Mayor,said:  “Wokingham Borough’s Sikh community’srecent fundraising efforts is nothing short of astounding. I’m sure the team atMe2 Club will join me in thanking them for their hard work and efforts inraising £3,250 – money which will continue to help young people with additionalneeds and disabilities to enjoy mainstream activities available in the localarea.”

He continued:  “This local charity helps disabled childrenmake the most out of activities that Wokingham Borough Council has to offer,such as youth groups or swimming. Every child deserves the support they requireto ensure they can take part.”