MAY-FAYRE organisers for Wokingham have announced the event beneficiaries today.

Wokingham Lions Club members said year's May Fayre will have funds raised for the event donated to Thames Valley Air Ambulance, as well as a local Christian charity JAC in a box.Thames Valley Air Ambulance provide highly trained paramedics, doctors, and pilots to assist with emergencies and save countless lives with their work. 

JAC, or Just Around the Corner in a box, is a local Christian organisation based in Wokingham, supporting children with additional needs, people with autism, and those who have social and emotional Needs - the charity also runs a mobile youth centre in Woodley.

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Lyn Baily, president of the Wokingham Lions Club, said: "We are pleased to support these two worthy causes in our community. Thames Valley Air Ambulance relies solely on donations from supporters. 

"They provide emergency medical services by air and land to patients within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. JAC in a Box is a new charity shop in Wokingham, run by young volunteers who acquire work skills to help them find employment."

"The Wokingham May Fayre commenced in 1995, and is one of the largest street fairs in the south of England. 

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Ian Grange, May Fayre chairman, said: "This year’s May Fayre date coincides with the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and we are proud to be a part of this celebration. 

"The main goal of the May Fayre is to provide a low-cost and fun family event, and enable local charities and other groups to raise money for their causes. 

"It’s a wonderful day out for families and people of all ages, where we celebrate the town’s culture on the stage, with many local groups performing. Our committee is working very hard to make it a success."

The fayre is to take place on Friday, May 8 in celebration of the 75th year since VE day this year, as opposed to the usual Bank Holiday Monday timing. 

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