Good news for reading charity
A children’s reading charity has received a funding boost to double the number of children it helps in the next two years.
Beanstalk hopes to achieve its target by the end of the 201819 academic year, with the aim of raising literacy levels across the county. The charity recruits and trains volunteer reading helpers to provide one-to-one support in primary schools and now supports more than 1,000 children across Kent.
Each volunteer supports three children and sees each child for two 30 minute sessions a week, during term-time, for at least one academic year. With Beanstalk’s support the child’s approach to learning and enjoyment of reading can be transformed. A cheque for £60k has been presented to Beanstalk by Kent Community Foundation. Funds have been donated by the Crown Charitable Fund and the Amity Fund.
The money will fund Beanstalk’s Read and Achieve project which work with primary schools where reading levels are at their lowest.
Call 01622 662026 or visit www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk to find out more.
Malou Bengtsson-Wheeler of Beanstalk, Natalie Smith of Kent Community Foundation, Melissa Murdoch of the Amity Fund and Michael Head of the Crown Charitable Fund