Information Officer

Boxes and bags everywhere

We’ve all had to get used to a new normal and for us it’s now normal to have boxes and bags piled up everywhere in our Club Room.

However, the good news is that the boxes are filled with goodies, which will go out in our activity packs.

While our usual activities are on hold due to Covid-19, we’re dropping off fortnightly packs on the doorsteps of 85 local people with learning disabilities in Reading.

Among a host of contents, our clients can look forward to craft kits, jigsaws, and seeds to plant up in pots. The packs also contain paints, pens, scrapbooks and sun and dreamcatchers. We will also be including key rings filled with anti-bacterial hand gel and making sure everyone has a face mask.

Packs include ideas for exercises that can be done easily at home; suggestions ask if you can skip for 15 seconds, hop on one foot for 15 seconds and do 5 jumps? There are also writing and drawing challenges and easy read instructions for all the activities.

Feedback has been brilliant with lovely cards and messages thanking us. Everyone is enjoying the contents along with the chance to have a socially distanced chat with the member of staff who has dropped it off.

Of course, a very big thank you is due to all our funders who have made these packs possible. They include the Charities Aid Foundation; Waitrose Community Matters, Caversham; the Masonic Charitable Foundation; Asda Green Token Scheme, Tilehurst and NFU Mutual. Thank you!

Pile of brown boxes in our Club Room

Boxes full of craft kits


Contents of boxes including hand gel for keyring bottles