The Berkshire Masonic Charity has donated £500 to local reading charity ABC to Read, who provide volunteer mentors to support children in the local area who are struggling with their reading. The youngsters who join the scheme are selected by their schools as those struggling most with their reading and who would strongly benefit from one-to-one support.
Since its inception, the Berkshire Masonic Charity has donated over £800,000 to nearly 1,000 recipients in and around Berkshire to show their support for local charitable causes.
Marcia Rowlinson, ABC to Read Chief Operating and Development Officer, said: “Freemasons have a long history of serving their communities and supporting charities. This grant is a great example of that and will make a direct impact in the lives of local children.”
ABC to Read is actively looking for new schools and volunteers to benefit from the scheme. The next volunteer training days are on Monday 11 and Friday 15 April.