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…

Volunteer Spotlight – Liz

National Volunteers’ Week is a time to celebrate the incredible impact that is made by thousands of people who give their time and energy to improve the lives of those around them. Liz has been volunteering for local reading charity ABC to Read for seven years. The charity recruit and train volunteers to give one-to-one…

Relief in Need: Helping a Berkshire charity move home

ABC in Read is passionate about ensuring that the highest percentage of funds they raise is put towards the recruitment and ongoing training of their volunteer mentors who work with local children struggling with their reading. When it was announced that their old office space at Bridge Hall in Reading would be closing, they knew…

Life-changing volunteers reaffirmed by Berkshire Community Foundation

As Volunteer Week approaches in a few weeks, local reading charity ABC to Read is shouting from the rooftops about the life-changing impact volunteers have. The charity works with local school children who are identified by their schools as struggling significantly with their reading. ABC to Read trained mentors make reading fun for the children,…