Katherine Stalker volunteers for the Seahorses Swimming Club for the disabled. Katherine has Cerebral Palsy and she does not allow her disability to stop her from being an active member of the club; she regularly helps to raise money to keep the clubs specially adapted minibus on the road.
Katherine is enthusiastic in involving colleagues in raising money in many different ways to keep the Seahorses mini bus on the road. These include an individual Sponsored Swim - raising £345; Lions Swimathon - organising a team of 6 people from Seahorses to take part. The members of the Seahorses Swimming Club have a range of disabilities which makes organising a team of 6 challenging; Local Village Day - Assisting with the organising and supporting the creation of a tombola stall. Organising a rota for the stall and encouraging people to spend their money on the day.
Katherine successfully organised and submitted the appeal application for Waitrose Green Disc Appeal. It was her excellent explanation of why the money was needed that got Seahorses the nomination.
She also finds time to support her local church in the town centre in a Saturday coffee morning providing a place of quiet and calm amongst the hustle of the high street shopping.
Kathryn Makes a Difference because she is an amazing role model and an inspiration to us all in never using anything as an excuse not to help others. Katherine knows just how much the weekly swimming sessions mean to her friends at the Seahorses and their families and she is determined to keep the minibus on the road. This bus is also loaned to other charities for the disabled to provide much needed transport. CR