Reading Roadrunners' Charity Fundraising
Club Charity 2015 Me2 Club
Enabling Children With Additional Needs to Take Part
Charity Coordinator, Kerri French : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07787 517818
What is Me2 Club?
The Me2 Club is a local charity which enables children and young people with additional needs living in the Wokingham Borough to access mainstream leisure activities. This is made possible by matching children/young people with a volunteer who supports them at their activity each week.
We work with any child/young person who can’t access an activity without support. Me2 Club children/young people therefore have a whole range of additional needs including a large number with autism, some with Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, learning difficulties and many more.
The children/young people attend a wide range of activities in the local community including, Scouts, football, fencing, youth group, drama clubs, ice skating, swimming, Brownies, anything they would like to be involved in!
“May I say how wonderful the volunteers have been in enabling her to join in as much as possible with our activities. We certainly could not have managed without their help for which we are extremely grateful as I'm sure is her Mum” Guides leader
Me2 Club also run Weekends Away three times a year. These weekends give young people the chance to stay away from home, often for the first time, whilst their individual needs are fully supported. They are able to take part in activities alongside their volunteers which they may otherwise be excluded from, such as
canoeing, ropes course and archery. Growing in confidence, gaining independence and having fun!
Our Charity Coordinator is Kerri French who can be reached on email@example.com or 07787 517818 Please contact her for further information and to donate raffle prizes.
Our Car Boot sales fall on alternate Saturdays throughout the summer at Prospect Park. Profits all go to the charity. We always need extra help, so if you can give up a Saturday morning please also contact Geoff Chaffer. If you have quality saleable items we can sell on our own stall, please contact the club desk on Wednesday’s club night to arrange collection.
Quiz Nights 2015
Quiz nights and other fund raising events will be arranged throughout the year in order to support our charity. Watch this space!! .
Charity Car Boot Sales 2015
Please watch this space for further details.
The Car Boot Sales will be held on Saturday mornings at Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2ND (dates below).
The gates open at 07:30 and close at 13:00. Fees are £8.00 for cars and £10.00 for Vans or Cars with trailers.
All proceeds will go to 2015's club charity “Me2 Club” a local charity helping children and young people with additional needs to take part and join in.
For further details on the car boot sales please contact Geoff on 0118 9663466.
- Saturday April 18th
- Saturday May 2nd
- Saturday May 16th
- Saturday May 30th
- Saturday June 13th
- Saturday June 27th
- Saturday July 11th
- Saturday July 25th
- Saturday Aug 8th
- Saturday Aug 22nd
- Saturday Sep 5th
- Saturday Sep 19th
It all began back in 1989 when a Club member needed the services of a baby incubator at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The Club responded by raising cash for an additional incubator. Over the years we have collected for a variety of causes, such as Macmillan Cancer Care, The National Autistic Society, The National Society for Epilepsy and more recently the Stroke Association. Twenty years later - in 2009 – we passed the £400K mark, a record of which we are justly proud.
How do we do it?
Simple: We never let slip a chance to raise a few quid! The sources of income are diverse. Last year the Prospect Park car boots alone brought in some £8K and over the years many, many, many thousands of pounds. Races organised by the Club – Mortimer, Shinfield and Bramley – are also major earners. Since the Club is non-profit making it donates any surplus it makes.
Individual sponsorships account for a sizable chunk of the total. Carrying buckets round races, in particular the Reading Half, and organising refreshments is likewise lucrative, accounting for several grand.
However, as they say, every little helps, and often an impromptu quiz or game of skittles will bring in some extra cash...
As said, it all adds up! In Charity History you can find a snapshot of the past 20+ years fund raising, as well as – coming soon! – a detailed breakdown of this year’s accounts.