Relief in Need: Helping a Berkshire charity move home

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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 that there would be costs incurred in ‘moving house’ and sought to fill the gap so that their core work wouldn’t be impacted.

Having a suitable office is critical for ABC to Read to be able to support primary school children across Reading to develop the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. Understanding the importance of having a stable base, the St Laurence Relief in Need Trust generously donated £2,200 to cover the removal company, postal redirect, new telephone lines, reprinted stationery and all other associated moving costs, allowing the charity to continue its work at maximum efficiency.

Marcia Rowlinson, ABC to Read Chief Operating and Development Officer, said: “St Laurence Relief in Need Trust have been loyal supporters of our work for a while. Being willing to step in and help with these moving costs has taken a huge burden from the charity and enabled us to continue carrying out our work to the highest standard from our new home at St Mark’s Church in Reading, for which we are immensely grateful.”

ABC to Read is actively looking for new volunteers and schools to benefit from the scheme. For more information or to book onto the next training course, please visit www.abctoread.org.uk  or email abctoread@btconnect.com