At Me2 Club we have a small team of dedicated staff responsible for the day to day activities of the charity, our team of volunteers, children/young people and families.
Tess has over 25 years experience in project implementation, training and office management including business manager of a local preschool. She has volunteered in the charity sector for many years raising funds for local and national causes. Tess has a special interest in supporting young people with additional needs and helping ‘make a difference’ via the work done by Me2 Club.
Activities & Volunteers Coordinator
Jess joined the team in 2017 as maternity cover and became a permanent member of staff in May 2018. Prior to starting at Me2 Club she worked for 2 years in education and care of children with severe learning difficulties, autism and challenging behaviour. Before that she worked for a charity within a hospital providing support to vulnerable patients. Jess has a First Class Bachelor's degree in Psychology and has Safeguarding Level 2 training. She is also Team Teach Trained and has experience in designing and delivering training. Jess is passionate about including children and young people with additional needs so they can have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Activities & Volunteers Coordinator
Vicky joined the team in September 2018. Vicky has over 7 years’ experience working with children and adults with additional needs. Prior to starting at Me2 Club, Vicky worked at a charity organising volunteering opportunities for adults with disabilities and additional needs. Before that, she spent 5 years working as support staff at a special school, supporting pupils with a range of disabilities and complex needs. Vicky has a degree in special needs, inclusion and education studies. Vicky has a special interest in inclusion and wants to help create a fully inclusive society.
Fundraising Development Officer
Liz has over 17+ years’ experience of working in the local voluntary sector for various causes she is passionate about. She was really excited to join the team in November 2016 and enjoys using her skills to help the charity raise its profile and flourish. Having a nephew with additional needs, who would love Me2 Club to operate where he lives, she sees for herself the important link between inclusion and good mental health.
Activities and Volunteers Coordinator
Nikki initially joined the team in September 2016 for nearly 2 years before leaving to travel around Asia and Australia. She re-joined in February 2020 after returning from her travels. Prior to working for Me2 Club she spent a year working in fundraising for a health charity and 5 years working within Children’s Services supporting vulnerable children and their families. Nikki has a Bsc Psychology degree and a level 3 Diploma in Working with Children and Young People. Nikki feels strongly about improving the learning experiences, opportunities and wellbeing of young people with additional needs.
Hugo Vickers DL
Having been a judge for the Queens Award in 2011, Hugo Vickers was so impressed with the work of Me2 Club he agreed to become our patron in 2012. Hugo, born in London, is passionate about writing biographies and has written several covering twentieth century figures including the Queen Mother. Me2 Club are very proud to have Hugo as Patron and it has been a pleasure to have him attend some of our family events. http://www.hugovickers.co.uk
Being a trustee is challenging and stimulating it allows you to use existing skills and can offer ways to develop new ones. It means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives and making a difference to the local community. Our Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall control, direction and development of the charity. As well as ensuring we comply with all relevant charity laws and regulations, we need to ensure we remain solvent and deliver the outcomes for which Me2 Club was set up. Our trustees come from all walks of life using their personal skills and experience to ensure that the charity is well run and efficient.
Sarah has been a primary school teacher for 19 years and was an Assistant Head Teacher for 4 years. She first became involved with Me2 Club in 2014 as her son was supported by a Me2 Club volunteer. In 2016 she decided to become a trustee to give something back to the Charity that has supported her family. Sarah has recently taken on a new role as a SENCO in Primary Education.
Simon has over 25 years experience in finance from roles in the Manufacturing and Healthcare industries. He decided to become a Trustee in 2015 after responding to an advertisement in his son’s school newsletter and then connecting with existing trustees to see the amazing work that Me2 Club does and the positive impact it has.
Lori has 30 years experience of working in the IT industry in a variety of roles, latterly working in sales and marketing. Upon retirement from there she then embarked on a second career within a charity as a freelance Horticultural Therapist. She initially decided on a volunteering role with Me2 Club, but also felt that her skills in the corporate world would enable her to become a trustee to help support the charity in the future.
Lucy has over a decade of experience in working for government regulatory bodies, including the Charity Commission and has sat on a number of trustee boards for other local charities. She currently teaches at a local pre-school where she is also the SENCO. Her son is currently supported by the Me2 Club.
Theresa has over 25 Years working as an engineer in the IT industry, delivering technical training and support. She was the Managing Director of her own company for 7 years, before retraining as a teacher at Brunel University, she has taught in Primary and Secondary schools for the last 12 years, specialising in English. She was introduced to the Me2 club by another trustee, and has enjoyed working collectively as a team.
Sue worked in the private sector for over 30 years, before embarking on a new career in education, qualifying as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant supporting young people with additional needs in mainstream Secondary Education. She then trained as a Specialist Teaching Assistant, working with Visually Impaired children and young people, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in the process. She initially became involved with Me2 Club as a fundraising volunteer, but decided to offer her services as a trustee having been so impressed with it’s work in improving the life experiences of the children and young people it supports.