Friday, 24 September 2021

Double donation

Reading East MP Rob Wilson presented a cheque for £14,000 to Wargrave day centre Camp Mohawk.

Reading East MP Rob Wilson presented a cheque for £14,000 to Wargrave day centre Camp Mohawk.

The money was raised by Reading solicitors Blandy & Blandy through events including a Christmas jumper competition, Wimbledon and Halloween-themed events and a quiz night.

The same amount was also donated to Younger People with Dementia.

Mr Wilson presented the cheque to Camp Mohawk manager Chris Wilcox on Friday, May 6.

He said: “I was delighted to be invited by Blandy & Blandy to present the cheques to YPWD and Camp Mohawk and to learn more about how these vital funds will help support their important work within the Berkshire area.

“It’s clear that the collaboration between the firm and the chosen charities over the past two years has been of great benefit to all involved and has raised substantial funds to help improve the lives of both children with special needs and people affected by young onset dementia.”

Camp Mohawk is a day centre for disabled children off Highfield Lane. It opened in 2001 and offers activities on site and day trips.

Reading law firm Blandy & Blandy has raised almost £30,000 for two charities, Camp Mohawk in Wargrave and Younger People with Dementia. Reading East MP Rob Wilson MP, minister for civil society, was invited to present a cheque for £14,255.74 to Chris Wilcox, centre manager at Camp Mohawk, and Dr Jacqui Hussey, founder of YPWD. The firm has supported both charities over the past two years, raising funds through staff events, charity auctions, an annual quiz night, regular dress down days and other activities. Mr Wilson said: “Staff and supporters of Blandy & Blandy should be immensely proud of all their hard work.” Blandy & Blandy chairman Brenda Long said: “Thank you to Rob Wilson and to our two fantastic charities, who have been a pleasure to work with over the past two years.” Blandy & Blandy’s staff recently voted to support Daisy’s Dream and Reading Samaritans from July 1.

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