A Wokingham support group that enables children and young people with additional needs and disabilities to attend mainstream activity clubs has been selected as the first regional group to benefit from a new funding scheme targeting youth projects.
Me2 Club has received £1,000 from the Persimmon Homes Building Futures initiative, launched in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.
Ben Felton, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, said: “This fantastic new funding scheme aims to support community groups across three categories: sports, education & arts, and health.
“We are delighted that the first organisation to win is one that offers such targeted support to young people, giving them a positive interest.”
Ben and Persimmon Sales Director Rachel Faulkner attended Me2Club’s Easter party last week, where they were able to see at first-hand the good work being done.
Me2 Club, based at Headley Road, Woodley, supports young people with a wide range of additional needs and disabilities including Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and Down’s syndrome, as well as mental health, behavioural and emotional difficulties including anxiety.
Liz McDaniel, Fundraising Development Officer, said: “Me2 Club works closely with mainstream activity leaders helping them to make their activities more accessible and welcoming by providing comprehensive Inclusion Training.
“If you are interested in finding out more about the different ways of supporting Me2 Club or if there is a child or young person in your family who would benefit from our unique help, then please do get in touch via our website or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Me2 Club is one of the main beneficiaries of the Wokingham Walk, which takes place on Sunday, May 12.