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    Weʼve raised £603 to help fund reading groups for refugees in Leeds.

    Leeds, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 15th November 2018

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    I'm part of a network of reading groups that offers refugees in Leeds the opportunity to read with others in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment. The reading groups are led by volunteer postgraduates at the University of Leeds. We see, first hand, how powerful it is to share stories, poems and songs (the high-brow, low-brow, things that raise your eyebrows) as an emotional and intellectual outlet and as a means of English language improvement. We would like to remove some of the barriers that refugees face in attending our sessions. This boils down, most fundamentally, to the cost of financing public transport. However, if we can raise enough money, this allows us to also provide teaching materials and books, transport to attend literary events in Leeds (such as the renowned Ilkley Literature Festival), and potentially even childcare. People forced from their homes deserve this, at the very least, so please consider supporting us.

    JUST so you know I'm really serious, I will be running the Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday 23rd September for the cause.

    Thanks for reading.x



    Naomi Popple

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      • Sarah


        Nov 15, 2018


      • Charles Eager

        Charles Eager

        Oct 31, 2018

        Since it’s the uni’s payday – a little donation from me towards your excellent and praiseworthy work!


      • Sukhjivan Sandhu

        Sukhjivan Sandhu

        Oct 30, 2018

      • Count Bigjob Crumblebum

        Count Bigjob Crumblebum

        Oct 30, 2018


      • Cheryl Burns

        Cheryl Burns

        Oct 30, 2018


      • Richard Scott-Jones

        Richard Scott-Jones

        Oct 29, 2018


      • Rosie


        Oct 1, 2018

        Happy birthday Nay!! Excellent bookcase photo! xxx


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      Naomi Popple

      Naomi Popple

      Leeds, UK

      Used to run for fun.

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