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Local Church gives literacy charity a new home

Local reading charity ABC to Read has been given a new lease of life thanks to The Church of St Mark in Reading. The charity were facing eviction from their current office at Bridge Hall in Reading due to council funding cuts. Rev Nicholas Cheeseman of The Church of St Mark said: “Having heard about…

Mars awards local Berkshire charity £10k

Berkshire charity ABC to Read has received £10,000 from global confectionery giant Mars. The grant will be used to increase the number of ABC to Read volunteers in schools as well as increase the number of schools partnering with the charity. The £10,000 grant will train and support 15 volunteers to work with 45 children…

December 2015 Newsletter

News from our Chairperson, Noreen: As Chair of Trustees it is often difficult to find a topic for my section of the newsletter that doesn’t simply repeat the success stories that Marcia can share with you. On this occasion, however, I want to share a success story that is only indirectly ours. In the last…

Greenham Common Trust fund West Berkshire volunteers

Berkshire charity ABC to Read has received £1,600 from Greenham Common Trust through Find me a Grant, a simple-to-use web portal that enables local charities, organisations and individuals seeking grant funding to make a single online application. ABC to Read have been working with volunteers for over a decade to mentor youngsters who are struggling…

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