Message from our Charity Coordinator Rachel Helsby firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity of the Year – Parenting Special Children
I am feel honoured and privileged that members have voted for me to be the charity organiser of the year to raise money for local charity Parenting Special Children (PSC) which supports over 2,500 Berkshire families last year.
Parenting Special Children was set up by Ruth Pearce, Founder and Chief Executive in 2006 and its mission is to provide specialist parenting support to parents and carers of children and young people with Special Needs, so that they can create positive change in their lives.
The charity offers specialist parenting support to families of children and young people with Special needs and/or disability in Berkshire. From Autism, ADHD, trauma and attachment, to sleep and diagnosis support they offer a wide range of services. They also run a number of family events each year so that these families can have the sort of every days-out that other families would do routinely.
PSC also helps these families feel less isolated by running a number of support groups. For example they have a group for family members who are caring for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents and, more recently, they have set up a dads and male carers support group which is proving very popular. It is always good to talk.
We will shortly be setting up the charity page on our Reading Roadrunners website, and also a direct fundraising page for members who wish to raise money for the charity directly. Money raised through Reading Road Runners will go towards funding PSC’s sleep service. Children with additional needs are at increased risk of sleep difficulties and, as a results, parents/carers and siblings also don’t get enough sleep a key element of well-being.
I hope you will get an opportunity to learn more about the charity and the variety of work it does through meeting the volunteers at club events throughout the year. In the meantime, you can find out more about the charity by visiting their website:
RR Charity page is also here https://readingroadrunners.org/charity/
As your charity organiser, I am committed to giving as much time as I can to the role and, as a very local charity, PSC volunteers are also ready to help me. I am very open to constructive ideas from members about how I can do my role and welcome advice from those that gone before me. Please do not hesitate to come and talk to me at track on a Wednesday evening.
By raising the visibility of this charity and the work it does, I also I hope I will also encourage us all to think a little more about people that act a bit differently to the norm. To stop and think. To show a bit more compassion. And be kind. Because God knows right now the world needs a bit more of that.
Dinner Dance & Roadrunners Charity Donation
Our club held it’s annual Dinner Dance on Sunday 8th March. Anne Goodhall who arranged the event commented ‘It went like a dream’. Our runners are normally used to pounding the track, roads & trail but last night many could be seen strutting their stuff on the Dance Floor. Awards and thanks were handed out to runners, volunteers & committee members.
One of the highlights of the evening was our Chairman Phil Reay handing our 2019 club charity First Days Children’s Charity a cheque for over £10,000 raised by our club with the help of our charity coordinator Zoë Browne.
Thank you for your interest in joining our running club!
You can find out more about us as a club here
The track session starts at 6:30pm at Palmer Park, see more here
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Once you’ve come along to your first session we’ll email you more information about the club (if you are happy for us to do so) and you the have two further free sessions to try us out before we ask you to join us.
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Notice of the 2020 Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given of the Club’s 2020 Annual General Meeting.
VENUE: Sutton Bowls Club, Chalfont Way, Lower Earley, RG6 5HQ.
DATE: Tuesday 10th March 2020 commencing promptly at 7.30pm.
All AGM Pack files can be downloaded below by clicking on the link.
Bramley Cancelled. Entries will be deferred to 2021.
We can confirm all entries for 2020 will now be deferred to 2021.
Our Bramley 20/10 race on 16/02/2020 had to be cancelled due to bad weather.
Please visit our Bramley page for updated details.
Come and join us for International Events
Our Runners on The Road page has now been updated with our latest events we will be travelling to in 2020 and beyond.
Check out our Runners on The Road page here for dates and more details.
Below is a list of team races for 2020 as supplied by our ladies captain Sam
Our new men’s club captain Jamie has recently has recently sent us information about himself and his motivations for running.
Read about if on our Captains page
We are now taking bookings for the 2020 annual Dinner Dance at Sonning Golf Club on Sat 7th March at 6:30pm for 7pm start. Tickets cost £36 and can be obtained from our front desk on Wednesday’s from Anne or from Liz after track. Please let them know your menu choices and who you would like to sit with.
The Club and Marathon Championship awards will be presented during the evening.
Contact either Anne Goodall at track or Liz Johnson: email@example.com if you have any queries
Visit our Social Page for up and coming eventsDinerDance2020