Plea for men to help children’s reading

A charity that helps children improve their reading is appealing for male volunteers.

The Beanstalk charity is looking for volunteers in the Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and Rushden area.

Greg Yarnall, the charity’s area manager, said: “A very high percentage of our volunteers are female but schools are constantly asking for male volunteers to partner up with boys to provide good role models and through the nature of many of the children we support a positive role model in the home environment is often not there.”

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