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Meet the Team – Wokingham

Kirsty – Activity Worker

I work at our Teen Club, Multi-Sports sessions & our Parent Support Group.

Prior to working for the charity I was a retail branch manager for Clinton Cards.

I have two boys with additional needs, who both taken part in various activities with the charity.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family – swimming, bowling & beach trips and I also enjoy listening to music.

Emilie – Activity Leader

I am the Activity Leader for our Teen Club.

I have worked in mainstream schools supporting SEN students since 2016.  I have also been a party leader for kids parties.

I enjoy working with children & young people with additional needs and I am fun & energetic.

In my spare time I enjoy baking, arts & crafts & socialising.

Jack – Activity Worker

I am an activity worker for Teen Club.  

I have worked as the co-ordinator of an autism resource in a mainstream secondary school and worked in schools to support SEND students.

I am currently a Music teacher and I teach guitar & piano after-school.

In my spare time I enjoy gaming, listening to music, playing musical instruments (I can play 12) & running charity streams to fundraise.

Jacko – Activity Worker

I am an activity worker for Teen Club & Multi-Sports. I started as a volunteer before becoming a member of staff.

I am an electrician and a self-published author of books for children with reading difficulties. My best friend has Asperger’s so I’ve grown up with some knowledge of autism.

I am a black-belt in martial arts and in my spare time I enjoy riding motor bikes, gaming and I have a diploma in Norse mythology.  

Jake – Activity Worker

Bio to follow…

Aaron – Volunteer

Whilst volunteering for the charity, I help at Multi-Sports and previously helped at Martial Arts.

I work as a Security Officer and have two children with additional needs.

In my free time, I enjoy playing darts, spending time with my family – going to the cinema and taking days out.

Milly – Activity Worker

I am an activity worker for the Multi-Sports sessions.

I will be in college soon learning to become a Personal trainer. I have been working with children with additional needs for 4 years teaching them martial arts. My sister and some of my friends are also autistic .

I am a bubbly and enthusiastic person so I enjoy working and coaching children to learn new skills whist also having fun. 

In my spare time I spend a lot of time in the gym and training MMA ! 

Donna – Volunteer

I have had the privilege of sup-porting individuals with additional needs in my roles at various schools over the last 15 years.

My inspiration for working with the charity as an activity leader & adult support worker (in the past) & now as a volunteer is down to my incredible autistic daughter. Her sheer resilience & determination knows no bounds.

I’m fortunate to have a stunning forest on my doorstep where I take many a walk with my chocolate Lab Kitty. I also like reading in my spare time & socialise with friends.

Cam – Volunteer

I have been volunteering for the charity for over a year now. We have lots of fun and the children we support learn lots of new skills.

I have Aspergers and have been attending the ASD Friday nights martial arts sessions for approximately 9 years now.

I really enjoy my martial arts and have made many new friends there over the years. I am currently working towards my Brown belt.

My other hobbies are playing dungeons and dragons and watching you tube

Hannah – Volunteer

I have been working with ASD family help for over a year and I enjoy it a lot.

I have a brother who has autism and he enjoyed the charity sessions very much and I like to help and support other children in the club.

I have also been doing martial arts for around 6 years and I’m working towards my next brown belt.

Sandra – Volunteer

I volunteer with the Adult Social Group in Wokingham and have been volunteering with the charity for 13 years.

I work as a carer supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism.

I have two sons who both have autism. 

My hobbies include going for walks, meeting up with friends,  scrapbooking, making cards and crochet.

Aiden – Young Volunteer

I have been volunteering for the charity for about a year now and I am the youngest volunteer in the charity. I started helping at Martial Arts and now help at Multi-Sports.

I help the children who are shy when they first start and demonstrate how to play the games to help children understand.

I have been doing martial arts myself for about 5 years – I will be trying to get my brown belt next!

Eimile – Volunteer

I have been a volunteer for ASD family help for over a year now and really enjoy helping at the multi-sports sessions. 

I am currently working on joining the British Army and attending a Military Preparation College. I first started training in Martial Arts a few years ago and then joined the charity as a volunteer. 

In my spare time I like to see my family and read when I get the chance.

Emma – Playworker

Bio to follow…