Children’s Challenge set to a be big success!
With the sunny weather, England’s success in the World Cup and some exciting donations to Me2 Club it has been a week with lots of good news. Although Tess has been on holiday, Jess and Liz have also been enjoying the hot weather this week in the UK. They have both been busy in the office and out and about in the community. Jess enjoyed being out at activity visits in the sunshine and seeing some of our children attending their new activities for the first time.
A big ‘thank you’ to the Masonic Charitable Foundation who donated an amazing £3, 500 this week towards our work. This donation will allow us to tackle social exclusion by enabling children and young people with additional needs to be included in mainstream leisure activities. Plus ‘thank you’ to The Rotary Club of Crowthorne and Sandhurst for kindly ‘sponsoring’ one of our children to attend their weekly activity for a whole year.
This Saturday we have three teams of young runners taking part in the Cross-Country-Relay in Henley in support of Me2 Club. They have already raised an amazing amount of money collectively and we are so pleased to have a group of dedicated young supporters taking part in this event for us. To find their JustGiving pages click here. One of our parents had this to say about the event and why she wanted to support Me2 Club:
“When Lucy pointed me in the direction of the Children’s Challenge and suggested that Charlotte and Sam found a team and ran for Me2 Club, I immediately thought it was a fantastic idea. Me2 Club have supported Sam for 3 years and seen him through Beavers into Cubs. He has been on several weekends away, days away to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, The Lion King and many social events such as Easter, Summer and Christmas parties. After a reluctance to go on a Beaver Camp, three years ago, this year, with the confidence built from spending time with his trained volunteers, he was able to participate in a School residential with self-assurance. Sam is now considering returning to Cubs next year without his buddy, which goes to show just how far children can come with the right support. Thank you Me2 Club!”
We urgently need more volunteers! This time of year is always more difficult to recruit but the more volunteers we train over the summer means that more children can be taken off the waiting list in the Autumn term. If you know anyone who may want to volunteer with us please ask them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as our next training is the 16th & 17th of July, 5-9pm in Woodley. http://me2club.org.uk/volunteers/
Posted on 6th July 2018