What VRH does is simple: they recruit and train reading helpers to work with children aged 6-11 who find reading a challenge and may need extra support and mentoring. Without individual support children can fall behind their peers and lack confidence and self esteem. VRH's trained network of reading helpers support the same children week in, week out, giving each quality one to one time. They read, they play, they talk. With the support of VRH their approach to learning and enjoying reading and learning is transformed.
In December Volunteer Reading Help are taking part in The Big Give 2010 Christmas Challenge, an exciting opportunity whereby online donations made between 6th and 10th December via the Big Give website will be worth double to the charity.
This means that every pound donated to Volunteer Reading Help will have double the impact on children's lives.
If Volunteer Reading Help can reach £5,000 between 6th - 10th December, all other online gifts will be doubled to the end of December to a total of £5,000! This will mean another £10,000 to help give the children the gift of reading.
Please help Volunteer Reading Help reach this goal, by visiting www.thebiggive.org.uk/donate/vrh between 6th and 10th December, and giving a gift that is worth double this Christmas.
Why not make a donation to Volunteer Reading Help via Big Give instead of sending Christmas Cards this year? You could then send an e-card to and add a note to say that you have made a gift of reading this Christmas to Volunteer Reading Help instead of buying Christmas Cards (this is also good for the environment!)
To find out more about VRH visit www.vrh.org.uk or call 020 7729 4087