Mayor’s Chosen Charity

All at Kaleidoscopic UK would like to say a HUGE thank you to Cllr Maria Gee for choosing us to be her charity during her year as Wokingham Town Mayor, it was a total honour and a privilege and words cannot describe our gratitude.

During the year May 2022-May 2023 we were invited to many events alongside the Mayor or due to being the chosen charity as well as hosting our Quiz night which was a great success.

All events were fantastic, lots of memories made, the room always full of energy, these events helped to raise much needed funds as well as the charites profile, while opening up the conversations on all areas of domestic abuse with the wider community and hopefully challenge some myths. Due to this we were able to raise an incredible £6439.58 which all goes towards our #Educate2Eradicate prevention programme, the service selected by Maria. The interactive programme is delivered to children and those that support them to enhance knowledge and highlight all areas of abuse in a trauma-informed manner, delivered by highly qualified volunteers and is survivor-led.

Discover more information on Educate2Eradicate here

Thanks to this amazing amount we are delighted to be able to offer  Educate 2 Eradicate to all Wokingham Borough schools for FREE which can be included into PSHE and meets the requirements under the Domestic abuse act 2021.

Thank you Cllr Maria Gee, for all your support, effort and kind words. We are truly grateful for your support, kind heart and wanting to create lasting change.

Maria said about Educate 2 Eradicate: “Children are recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right if they see, hear or experience the effects of domestic abuse between two personally connected individuals who are aged 16 or over. They are deeply affected by what they see or hear. The effects of this exposure can last a lifetime; the effects are ‘bruises that you cannot see’…

…Children need to feel supported, that they are not alone, and that there will be someone who can help them. Recognising abuse is one step to stopping harmful situations, the confidence to seek appropriate help for oneself or others is another. The Educate2Eradicate Programme is therefore one that I am proud to support.”  Cllr Maria Gee, Wokingham Town Mayor.

Read Wokingham.Today article here