Transforming Children's Futures

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GLOUCESTER 10K 26th June

Join our team to run the Gloucester 10K this summer. We’ll be fundraising to help children across Gloucestershire learn to read well.

Children need to be able to communicate and to read

Without those basic skills their life opportunities are reduced and they face a bleak future.  The inability to read will impact on not only their outcomes but those of their children.

Children who are unable to read properly by the age of 7 never catch up.

1 in 5 children leave primary school unable to read. These children do less well at school, have dramatically reduced employment choices and earning opportunities, and a greater chance of going to prison. The UK has the worst literacy rates in the developed world.

Our work in schools

Read with me volunteers hear primary school children read twice a week in one to one sessions which ensure that each child learns to read well and has the opportunity to develop communication and social skills and above all confidence. Our aim is that every child learns to read well before they move to secondary school.

“I will always give priority to reading time over everything else. Once a child can read then learning and the whole world opens up to them.”

— Simon Mills, Head Teacher, Westfield Primary

Support Us

Make A Donation

Make a one-off monetary donation right now with PayPal. Alternatively, set up a recurring donation to continue to support us into our future. 

Fundraise For Us?

There are a thousand different ways that you can help ensure that children have the very best start with their reading.

That could be using your social media following to call for donations of children’s books, you might want to take part in a sponsored run or host a cake bake or plant sale. Or you could give your time to set up and paint a school library.

Speak to our Fundraising Manager Katherine to find out how you could help.

Get In Touch

For Volunteering

Speak to Julie, our volunteer liaison manager, to learn more about becoming a volunteer and how to sign up!

To Get Involved with Fundraising

Speak to Katherine, our fundraising manager to learn more about the fantastic things you can do to support us. Alternatively please do get in touch if you’re interested in organising an event!

For Other Queries...

Get in touch with Co-Founder Linda Cohen for other queries including more information about how Read with me can support your school or how your company can get involved with the scheme.

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