Each day this week we are highlighting one of the charities that the carnival will be supporting this year. These are Me2 Club, Community First Responders, JAC - Just Around the Corner, and Woodley Food Bank.
Me2 Club enables children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, aged 5-19, in the Wokingham Borough, to attend mainstream activities. They do this by recruiting, training and developing volunteers to provide 1:1 (2:1 when required) support to the young people at an activity of their choice, from uniformed groups such as Cubs and Brownies, to Taekwondo, youth groups or swimming.
In 2011 Me2 Club was very proud to be awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation and is the MBE for volunteer groups.
We caught up with Liz McDaniel the Fundraising Development Officer for Me2 Club to have a chat about the charity.