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New IKEA partners with Berkshire charity to support local reading

New IKEA partners with Berkshire charity to support local reading

As part of the ‘Let’s play for change’ campaign, IKEA Reading hosted local Berkshire charity ABC to Read in a reading event, inviting children and adults to read together with their collection of story books and soft toys. The IKEA store, which has only been open for 18 months, invited the charity to come and read with…

Reviving the joy of reading

Local Berkshire charity ABC to Read has been awarded a further grant of £2,000 from the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) to provide additional support to pupils who are struggling to read. The grant will allow ABC to Read to recruit and train more volunteers to offer one-to-one mentoring and encourage children to access the joy…

Berkshire charity hold prices despite education cuts

Local reading charity ABC to Read have announced that they will be holding the price of their school contributions for their volunteer mentors, despite acute pressures on school budgets. The charity’s prices are being held for the seventh successive year at just £360 per volunteer, representing a real-term reduction of 12% over that period; just £3…

Appreciating local volunteers – recognition for Berkshire charity

Giving up time in service of others is a core pillar of thriving communities. Schools, families and societies are strengthened thanks to the time and skills of volunteers and Berkshire reading charity ABC to Read have recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers. ABC to Read…

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