Wendy Allen Award

Each year Reading Mencap awards a 'Volunteer of the Year' award in memory of Wendy Allen. 

Wendy, who had a learning disability, was an outstanding volunteer, working at our Bubble Club devotedly each week for 25 years.  Her dad Keith would bring her down and together they would help the club leader to set up the play equipment every Thursday morning.  Wendy always had a smile for everyone, she was also a familiar face at other activities at 21 Alexandra Road.  We feel that her devotion to Reading Mencap was inspirational and through this award we will remember her every year when we pick our 'volunteer of the year'.

Wendy sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2011.  Eva and Keith, Wendy's parents kindly donated the proceeds of a collection in Wendy's name which helped us to update our IT systems giving a much needed boost to the Society.