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Will you help us give all our children a brighter future by becoming a Born to Read volunteer?

Do you enjoy reading with and talking to children?

Are you passionate about reading?

Would you like to support a local primary school in helping children achieve?

Then Save the Children would love you to volunteer with them.

Save the Children is looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to make a lasting difference to a child’s life. As a volunteer you will provide one-to-one support through reading with a child, playing word games and listening to what they have to say.

Born to Read is a partnership between Save the Children and the children’s literacy charity Beanstalk to place volunteers in primary schools to support children who are struggling to read. This consistent and regular support not only enables children to improve their reading but also boosts their confidence and improves their prospects. By volunteering you will be giving then a great gift: the lifelong love of reading.

Born to Read is currently operating in the North East, the North West, West and East Midlands, Kent and London but the programme is due to expand to other areas over the next few years.

You must be patient and encouraging, a good listener and communicator, able to work one-to one with children at the child’s pace, have a passion for literacy and dedicated to inspiring the next generation of readers.

This is a fantastic volunteering opportunity for someone who is passionate about helping children and would like to make a difference through giving their time.

To become a volunteer reading helper, we ask that you can commit to 90 minutes twice a week in a local primary school for one academic year. You can sign up at any time during the school year. We will provide full training, on-going support and access to a wide range of exciting resources to support you in your role.

All volunteers will be subject to a full enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and reference checks.

For more information on Born to Read and other Save the Children programmes visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/born-to-read or contact our Volunteer Support Team on 020 7012 6997, volunteersupport@savethechildren.org.uk

Colette Dean, Born to Read Development Officer, North of England (Colette is Carol’s younger sister and would be keen to hear from you if you can give some of your time to this worthwhile cause.)

Friday Late Afternoon Prayers

The church is open each Friday at 4 pm to meet to say Evening Prayer together. We would love to see you there if you can come. I strongly believe that prayer changes things and this time together will bring enormous benefits to us and to others.

Carol

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