Following a special Easter Egg delivery back in April, winger Garath McCleary was invited back by Calcot Services for Children to be a special guest at their annual Garden Party.
“I first got involved," said the 30 year old winger "because I wanted to try bring a little bit of joy in a small way to some of the local under privileged kids who are in unfortunate positions. I hope when I delivered the Easter Eggs back in April I may have put a smile on their faces!
“It was really good to get invited back for their annual garden party – there was a bit of beatboxing which I tried, but wasn’t very good at!"
Visiting alongside McCleary was Grace Savage, recently listed as as one of ELLEUK's 'Top 100 inspiring women' and twice UK Female Beatbox Champion.
Reading’s number 12 was then asked to present certificates to the young people recognising a whole host of achievements from the past year. He then spent some time chatting to the attendees about their awards, football and much more!
The Mayor of Wokingham Bob Pitts was also in attendance to congratulate the young winners alongside McCleary.
"Overall it was brilliant seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces who’d won the awards!" said McCleary "There were a few activities there as well which all the kids took part in. It was really good and hopefully we can do a bit more in the future!"
Calcot Services for Children provides warm, caring, family style homes for looked after children with emotional, learning, social and behavioural difficulties who for whatever reason are unable to live with their family. And that’s what convinced Garath to step up in support of their work.
For more information about the important work that Calcot Services for Children do in our community, head to csfc.co.uk.