Local reading charity ABC to Read has been shortlisted for the Group of the Year Award for the Slough Voluntary Sector Awards 2015. The awards are a way of celebrating those in the community who have contributed most. The winners will be presented with the award at a Celebration Dinner and Dance on Friday 20 November at Heathrow/Windsor Marriott.
ABC to Read have been working with volunteers for over 10 years to mentor youngsters who are struggling with their reading. The primary school children selected to work with an ABC to Read mentor are identified by the schools as those children who would benefit most from one-to-one support.
Marcia Rowlinson, ABC to Read Chief Operating and Development Officer, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted. It is fantastic for our volunteers to have their hard work recognised.”
The charity are regularly recruiting new volunteers to cope with the demand from local schools for ABC to Read support. Volunteers are continuously supported by ABC to Read who offer training sessions, books and games to use with the children as well as opportunities for further training.