Literacy charity appeals for volunteers across Northamptonshire to get children reading

A Beanstalk volunteer helps a child with their literacy

A Beanstalk volunteer helps a child with their literacy

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Children’s literacy charity Beanstalk has launched a campaign to recruit 35 more volunteers in Northamptonshire ahead of the upcoming school year.

The volunteers would provide much-needed one-to-one reading support to local children, adding to the help given to 510 children last year.

Each helper would support three children and see each child for two 30-minute sessions per week across three terms.

Area manager for Northamptonshire Greg Yarnall said: “Sadly, far too many children in Northamptonshire primary schools are struggling in school due to reading difficulties.

“The start of the school year is the perfect time to change this and for people to make a real, long-lasting difference to a child in their local community.

“The Beanstalk volunteering programme allows you to have a direct impact on changing the life of a child.

“By sharing your passion for reading you are able to give a child the skills and confidence to succeed in life – we encourage anyone who would like to give a child the gift of reading to contact us.”

To find out more, or to become a Beanstalk reading helper, call Beanstalk on 01604 720969 or visit the website.