And the winner is …

“Sally & Pete”

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I don’t know who you are so I hope you followed the suggestion in the WW to check back today to see if you’ve been lucky, because you have! You have until midday Sunday 9th December to identify yourselves by emailing me, or commenting on the Facebook post.

Win £1,000

supporting CLASP!

Yes, it’s true … you could win £1,000 of lovely local vouchers by entering this amazing competition!

This fantastic prize is only made possible thanks to the generosity of 10 of my wonderful local business advertisers.

One lucky winner will receive the following amazing vouchers:

Ace Cleaning                                       £100

Anvil Forge                                          £100

Berkshire Flower School                   £100

Funky Flowers                                    £100

Gardeneer                                          £100

Hire A Hubby                                      £100

OvenU                                                 £100

Phil’s Good Food                                £100

Pratts Pods                                         £100

Edmunds Exhausts/Wok Tyres        £100

TOTAL:                                               £1,000

Plus, there’s a BONUS PRIZE of 4 tickets to see Aladdin, Wokingham’s very own pantomime at the Whitty Theatre, worth another £70!!! Thank you Wokingham Pantomime Group!

Entry costs just £5 and the entire amount goes to CLASP, the charity that supports adults with learning disabilities in the Wokingham area. I’m sure you’ve read all about them here and in the Wokingham Word this year. They really are an incredible group of people, doing the most amazing job.

To enter go to to donate £5. Every £5 donation earns one entry into the prize draw, so £20 will earn you 4 entries. Make sure you label your donation with your full name. It’s very important that you check back here or on my Facebook page on Friday 8th December to see if you’ve won. If the prize hasn’t been claimed within 48 hours of the original draw, it will be redrawn. I don’t want anyone to be disappointed! Closing date is strictly 9am Friday 8th December. The winner will be drawn at midday the same day. Good Luck!!!

Panto tickets are for 7pm, Saturday 30th December.

Good luck everyone! Thank you for your support.


Every month, I’m proud to support 10-20 local organisations with FREE publicity in the Wokingham Word. This has made a significant contribution this has made to the Wokingham community over many years. I frequently receive messages from charities and volunteers telling me what a huge difference it makes to them … that’s job satisfaction!!!

Every year, I choose one particular charity to receive more focussed support – to help raise awareness of their cause locally, and to raise extra funds.

The Chosen Charity for 2023 is CLASP.


CLASP are a wonderful group of people who have very often been featured within the pages of the Wokingham Word. CLASP (Caring, Listening And Supporting Partnership) are a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities to speak up. In essence, they run fun, social, informative activities 5 days a week, to support adults with learning disabilities. They are an incredibly passionate, caring and professional organisation, who make a huge difference to a sector of our community who are often overlooked.

I am sooo excited to work with CLASP to raise awareness of the challenges faced by adults with learning difficulties, and to raise some much-needed extra cash.

Watch this space for more news over the coming months!

In the meantime, please watch this short video which explains more about CLASP:


Happy & Healthy

Over the August bank holiday CLASP members, staff and volunteers joined me at the wonderful Wokingham Festival where we had a fundraising stall. We sold delicious cookies and cakes, held a fantastic raffle and had lots of child friendly games and fun. It was a HUGE team effort and we raised £1,250 for CLASP!

We are continuing to fundraise for CLASP’s Happy & Healhy Club. This weekly club covers all aspects of healthy living for members with sport and fitness activities, healthy eating workshops and mental health advice. Adults with learning disabilities suffer from significant health inequality and are therefore at higher risk of chronic mental and physical health problems – the Happy & Healthy Club aims to minimise this.

We need £3,000 to run the club for another year. If you agree that this is a very worthwhile and often overlooked cause, please give anything you can by following the link to the JustGiving page.

Everyone deserves to be happy & healthy.