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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.

Reading programmes

Excellent reading programmes and support exist in most schools in the UK but in almost every case resources are stretched, classes are huge and it is not possible to hear every child read every day. Many children will never be heard to read at home.

“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

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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.

Read With Me Christmas Cards

Help a child read this Christmas. 100% of the profits from our cards go towards projects in local schools. Available for delivery or click and collect in Wotton-under-Edge. You can add a one-off donation to your order at the checkout page. 

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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