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We are pleased to welcome Sarah Watson to the Me2 Club team. Sarah is our new Activities and Volunteers Coordinator, and will be supporting lots of children and volunteers, as well as helping with our fundraising. You can find out all about her in our latest newsletter.
Me2 Club is recruiting - please see below for details of our job vacancy.
Activities and Volunteers Coordinator
£21,500 – £23,000 pa
The Me2 Club is a Wokingham based charity enabling children and young people, aged 5 to 19 years, with additional needs to participate in mainstream activities, playing and socialising alongside other children. This is made possible by providing trained volunteers to offer one to one support. We also run a number of residential trips for these children and volunteers each year.
The Me2 Club has an excellent reputation in
the area and fulfils a crucial need. The service we provide is constantly in
demand and this demand continues to increase. We would like an enthusiastic
and committed Activities and Volunteers Coordinator to join our team to
enable us to continue providing this support and to secure ongoing funds.
An application pack can also be downloaded here:
We would like to say a BIG Thank you to everyone that made, bought and ate cakes as part of What A Difference A Cake Makes. There have been over 30 sales and our total raised is currently at £2229.30!! This will go straight to our work supporting children to attend activities. Thank you. Update (Dec 2012): with the addition of a few more sales, and some match funding from local giving our overall total is now £3749.09!!
5 lucky Me2 club children and their volunteers enjoyed a great morning aboard the Rivertime boat, we also held our very first What a Difference a Cake Makes sale. Thank you to Rivertime Boat Trust and The Michael Shanley Foundation for making this lovely experience possible.
Love cake? So do we! Join us in October for a month of cakes and together we can make hundreds and thousands for Me2 Club.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our What a Difference a Cake Makes fundraising event.
Click here for all the information
Could you be a superhero?
Last summer 8 people dressed up as superhero's on our behalf and joined thousands of other runners in a 5km fun run in Regents Park, London, raising a fantastic amount of money for the Me2 Club. We are keen for the Me2 Club to join this event again but we need YOU to sign up and join us in this adventure...It doesn't matter whether you decide to walk, jog, run, hop or skip the 5km - as long as you're over 8 years old you're able to join in!
When: 13th May 2012
Where: Regents Park, London
Sponsorship needed: Minimum
£100 per person (we have a justgiving page which makes collecting
sponsorship really easy)
Details: A FREE superhero suit will be given to each runner (or feel free to get creative and make your own!) You would need to get yourself to and from Regents Park in London. The more people we can get to join us for this fun filled event the better – it should be a brilliant day so please invite friends and family (anyone aged 8 or over!) to join you and help us to raise lots of money.
What to do now: Sign up directly with the race organisers following the Me2 Club link: https://www.doitforcharity.com/book-online.aspx?eid=2013&cid=71419&charity=true Then let me know that you've signed up! We will then email you training plans and fundraising tips to help you prepare for the run.
Any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch. Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis - so sign up today!
BUY ME2 CLUB GIFTS THIS CHRISTMAS
We always need help raising funds to continue the work we do and this Christmas the Me2 Club has come up with the ideal Christmas gift for the person who has everything! Why not buy them one of our specially created donation gifts that will help keep the work we do keep going next year?
Give the gift of Play, Friendship, Inclusion or Adventure to the children we support in the name of a friend or family member and receive a gift certificate to give to them instead. The gifts have been specially crafted to represent the experiences we provide for the children and young people we work with.
The Me2 Club Stocking Fillers range from £5 to £50, everybody will receive a certificate and why not add a Me2 Club canvas bag and pen for just £1.50 more
For full details please download a leaflet here
and an order form here
Representatives of the Me2 Club had a lovely afternoon collecting our Queen's award. Thanks to the Children, Volunteeers and Staff met the Duchess of Gloucester and received a Certificate signed by the Queen and a beautiful memorial Crystal.
October 2011: New Activities and Volunteers Coordinator
We are really pleased to announce that Joanne Scott has joined the Me2 Club team.
Jo will be working alongside Emily and Amy supporting volunteers to support Me2 Club children.
Find out all about her in our latest newsletter.
Kristina has her baby:
Massive congratulations to Kristina and Adam on the birth of their daughter Olive.
They have already been in for a visit and we hope we'll see more of them soon!
Me2 Club is recruiting
Please find details below of a job vacancy at the Me2 Club:
Activities and Volunteers Coordinator
£21,500 – £22,500 pa
Full time (37hrs/week), regular evening and some weekend work will be required.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 29th August 2011
Interviews held: Week commencing 5th September 2011
The Me2 Club is a Wokingham based charity enabling children and young people aged 5 to 19 years old with additional needs to participate in mainstream activities, playing and socialising alongside other children. This is made possible by providing a trained volunteer to offer one to one support. We also run a number of residential trips for these children and volunteers each year.
The Me2 Club has an excellent reputation in the area and fulfils a crucial need. The service we provide is constantly in demand and this demand continues to increase. We would like an enthusiastic and committed Activities and Volunteers Coordinator join our team to enable us to expand and develop the charity.
The role will include recruiting volunteers, supporting volunteers attending activities with children with additional needs, managing safeguarding procedures, and administration and publicity support. It will also involve being part of the leadership team on residential trips.
We are looking a flexible and organised individual, with excellent communication, and experience and understanding of children with additional needs. Experience of working with volunteers would be beneficial.
For full job description and an application pack please contact Emily Radford, Me2 Club Projects Manager: email@example.com or 0118 969 6369. Please note we cannot accept CVs.
Application pack can also be downloaded here:
Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. Me2 Club is an equal opportunities employer.
19th July 2011:
Emily, Amy, Bev (chair of the committee, and parent) and Janine (one of our young volunteers) had a lovely day at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party, celebrating the Me2 Club's Queen's Award. The party was also attended by the Queen and Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie and Princess Alexandra! The Me2 team enjoyed walking through the palace, wandering around the gardens, listening to military bands, eating cucumber sandwiches and drinking tea. Even the rain did not spoil this wonderful occasion.
We are excited to let you know that the Me2 Club has received a Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities grant to continue the 2 projects we successfully piloted last year (inclusion training and weekends away). This funding will enable us to employ a full time 3rd member of staff, so will also increase the children we can support. A big thank you to the Big Lottery Fund for their support.
You can now donate to the Me2 Club via text message! Just text MECL22 £2 (or £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070 to donate - text messages are free so why not donate today.
If you want to know more look at: http://www.justgiving.com/justtextgiving
This is a great honour for The Me2 Club and recognises the commitment of our volunteers, and the impact our work has on supporting children, families and activities. A commemorative crystal and a certificate will be presented to us by the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, on behalf of The Queen, and a small group of Me2 Club staff, parents and volunteers will represent the charity.
We have received many messages of congratulation - and would like to share with you some thoughts of one of the Queen's representatives that came to meet us when we were nominated for the Award:
It was hugely interesting to come to see you all, and I am really thrilled. I do hope that you and all your volunteers will take great pride in it.
The Queen once said (in a documentary) that everyone needs a pat on the back from time to time. This is it'.
On 15th May a team of 8 superheroes flew round Regents park all raising much needed funds for the Me2 Club.
Superman, superwoman, batman, batgirl, catwoman and even super dog took part in the 5km fun run, A massive well done and thank you to all involved.
Me2 Club is now an incorporated Charity. This will not change our day to day activities, but slightly changes some of our management and reporting procedures. As we are now a registered charitable company limited by guarantee we have a new charity number, and also a company number. Charity number: 1140812 Company number: 7557636
Reading Half marathon
Massive congratulations to Amy, Sam, Gary and Camilla who ran the reading half marathon raising money for the Me2 Club. Along with Tom who unfortunately had to pull out due to injury, they have raised over £2500 for Me2 - these funds are much needed so well done and THANK YOU!
Thanks also go to Bethany who has also been fundraising and completed a dualathlon for Me2.
Emily has just returned from 2 weeks in Japan, representing the Me2 Club on the Young Core Leaders of Civil Society Development Programme
She spent time at a not for profit management forum, along with delegates from NZ, Germany and Japan, and also visiting a variety of projects and services for people with disabilities.
Look out for our next newsletter for all the details.
Be a SUPERHERO for the Me2 Club
Join up to 2,000 other Superhero’s by walking, jogging or running 5 km to
help us raise lots of money for the Me2 Club, enabling us to support
children and young people with additional needs to access mainstream leisure
Interested?: Register here: https://www.doitforcharity.com/book-online.aspx?eid=1225&cid=71419&charity=true
The Me2 Club has been successful in receiving the Mentoring and Befriending Society's Approved Provider Standard. This is recognition of the work that we do, and the way the charity is run. More information can be found at www.mandbf.org.uk
Download our latest newsletter here
The Me2 Club is recruiting! Please see below for the advert and get in touch for an application pack.
Assistant Project Co-ordinator – Me2 Club £21,500 pro rata
Part time (15hrs/week), regular evening and some weekend work will be required. Post is fixed term until April 2011.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 1 March 2010 Interviews held week commencing 8 March 2010
The Me2 Club is a Wokingham based charity enabling children and young people aged 5 to 19 years old with additional needs to participate in mainstream activities, playing and socialising alongside other children. This is made possible by providing a trained volunteer to offer one to one support.
The Me2 Club has an excellent and growing reputation in the area and fulfils a crucial need. The service we provide is constantly in demand and this demand continues to increase. We would like an enthusiastic and committed Assistant Project Co-ordinator to join our team to enable us to expand and develop the charity.
The role will include recruiting volunteers, supporting volunteers attending activities with children with additional needs, managing safeguarding procedures and providing general administration support.
We are looking for a flexible and organised individual, with experience and understanding of children with additional needs and excellent communication. Experience of working with volunteers would be beneficial.
For a full job description and application pack please contact Emily Radford, Me2 Club Project Co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0118 969 6369
The Me2 Club Christmas Party was a huge success, thank you to all involved.
Next volunteer induction dates: Session 1 - Saturday 14th Nov, session 2 - Wednesday 25th Nov. Get in touch if you are interested in attending.
We have finally got the website working again! Lots has happened in the past year. Amy Russell has joined us as Assistant Coordinator of the Project which means we have been able to grow significantly. Volunteers are now supporting approx 60 children and young people to attend activities. We have also moved to a new office, all our new details are on the contact us page.
The next volunteer induction training starts on the 13th of November. Please contact Emily Radford for details. The Me2 Xmas party will be held on the 7th of December.
July 8 2008
Emily Radford has now been appointed as the Me2 Cordinator and is actively recruiting volunteers.
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