Kids’ charity MeToo! changes name

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The charity has rebranded as WeToo! to avoid confusion with the fight against sexist harassment. 

10th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

A north east charity that works to make activities more accessible for children with additional support needs has rebranded after its name became associated with the global fight against sexist harassment.

MeToo! was set up four years ago by Aberdeen mum Phionna McInnes, whose son Declan has ADHD and autism.

The award-winning charity publishes a free, quarterly magazine offering information and guidance for parents about events happening in the area so they can make informed decisions about which activities are suitable for their children.

Additional “relaxed sessions”, run by the charity, give children with additional support needs the opportunity to partake in activities which may ordinarily be difficult to access.

Now, Ms McInnes has decided to change the charity’s name to WeToo! in a bid to avoid confusion with the worldwide #MeToo movement.

The 43-year-old told the Press and Journal: “WeToo! was handpicked by Declan, who is now 11.

“He said it should be ‘we’ instead of ‘me’ since there are so many people involved now.

“And he’s right – there is a whole community out there advocating for more.”

To mark the name change, the charity is releasing a line of clothing featuring slogans in the Doric dialect that celebrate diversity and promote tolerance.

The charity will also be in attendance at Aberdeen’s Trinity Centre each Saturday in the run-up to Christmas.