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: