Outgoing Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr John Kaiser, has helped to raise a grand total of £27,600 for local Me2 Club – his chosen charity during his year in office. The Woodley-based Me2 Club enables children and young people with additional needs and disabilities from the Wokingham Borough (aged between five and 19), to attend mainstream activity clubs.
The Me2 Club recently held its third Charity Quiz Night whereby staff, trustees, families and volunteers all had the chance to publicly thank John for his enthusiastic support. The money raised enables the charity to keep recruiting and developing volunteers who provide invaluable one-to-one support to young people, helping them take part in their favourite activities such as youth clubs or swimming.
Cllr John Kaiser, outgoing Mayor, said: “It has been an honour to work alongside the Me2 Club during my year in tenure. The services they provide for local young people are truly life-changing. It is a privilege to have been able to help raise this significant sum of money for the organisation – of which is much deserved.”
Tess Eagles, manager of the Me2 Club, said: “We want to thank John, for choosing a local charity in his Mayoral term. Every penny raised will contribute to supporting children in the Wokingham Borough to be included in their local community. Thanks also to John for attending our events and helping us to raise the charity’s profile during the 15th year celebrations - you have made a really big difference in the lives of the children and families Me2 Club support.”
Over 100 guests joined the annual Charity Quiz Night, which was kindly sponsored by Hick’s Developments Ltd. An impressive £2,011 was raised across the evening.