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Welcome to ABC To Read

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Imagine if you couldn’t read the labels on your food, emails from your friends or the instructions for operating a Smart phone. Without literacy skills, children can easily grow into adults who are unable to lead happy, fulfilled lives and contribute to society.

We help to transform the lives of children who are struggling to read at primary schools across Berkshire. Our volunteer reading mentors work one-to-one with these children, to build their confidence and reading skills. Read John and Margaret’s story to find out about the difference we make.

We are determined to help as many children as we can. Please support our vital work.

 

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Johnny and Margaret’s Story

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