Wokingham in Need trustees inspired to make donation
A youngster so inspired the trustees of Wokingham in Need that they made a £100 donation to the local branch of Samaritans.
Amelie, who lives in Finchampstead, is well on her way to raising £10,000 for ten charities before her tenth birthday in the spring.
With her mother Claire she walked the “Samarathon” in July to raise £777 for Samaritans centrally. This was one of her chosen 10 charities, as her mother was a volunteer at the branch of Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead in the 1990s.
As you can imagine, this has been a really challenging time for many charities and yours and Wokingham in Need’s support of Samaritans is greatly appreciated. This generous £100 will be used to help us provide a safe and non-judgmental listening service to those who find themselves in the depths of despair and despondency.
Branch Director Barbara
Wokingham in Need (WIN) was another of her chosen charities and with her mother’s support she planned various fundraising events for that.
All these efforts so inspired the WIN trustees that they contacted Amelie’s family to say that they’d like her to present the local branch with £100.
We will continue the relationship with Samaritans because we are very involved in supporting suicide prevention and those in despair.
Sue Jackson, Wokingham In Need founder
If you would like to donate to Amelie’s Samaritans fundraising, here is the link
We will continue fundraising until the end of March 2022, as we both really enjoy it and I strongly believe in inspiring young people to get involved in charity work.
Amelie's mother Claire