Potential Kids chosen as Mayor's charity of the year
The new Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg, has chosen Potential Kids as his charity for the year.
Potential Kids is a voluntary non-profit organisation based in Hatfield, with the aim of helping neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD and related conditions) children and young people - and their families - by providing social and activity groups.
The group offers after-school and weekend activity sessions for young people in small numbers to reduce social anxieties and fears. The sessions are held in a safe and understanding environment, and attendees are given the time and space to enable them to learn and develop their social and communication skills through play with others. The group provides an avenue for young people to help reduce their social isolation, increase their self-esteem and build their self-confidence.
The sessions are run by experienced and qualified DBS/safeguarded professionals, therapists, play leaders, coaches and volunteers. Activities include stay and play, computer programming, cycling lessons, and multi-functional sports.
Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg, said:
Potential Kids is a small community organisation that provides vital support to young people with special education needs and disabilities, and also gives their families the opportunity to relax whilst their children socialise, learn and play.
I am truly delighted to have chosen Potential Kids as my charity of the year, and I am looking forward to raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
Angela Gaughan, from Potential Kids said:
We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected as Welwyn Hatfield Mayor's charity of the year. Any donations will enable us as a small voluntary run organisation to improve the lives of local neurodiverse children and enable our community to become even more inclusive.
For more information, please visit www.potentialkids.org