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Weʼre raising £500 to help fund reading groups for refugees in Leeds.

Leeds, UK
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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

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    • Rosie


      Oct 1, 2018

      Happy birthday Nay!! Excellent bookcase photo! xxx


    • bromarion


      Sep 30, 2018

      hbd! good jawb beta


    • tamsyn Buckley

      tamsyn Buckley

      Sep 30, 2018

      you are ace!


    • Judith Lomax

      Judith Lomax

      Sep 28, 2018

      Well done Nay xxx


    • Amber L

      Amber L

      Sep 26, 2018

      Great work, glad the group is continuing.

    • Jamie


      Sep 24, 2018

      Good job, bonnie lass! (etc etc)


    • Tess Somervell

      Tess Somervell

      Sep 24, 2018

      Well done!

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    Naomi Popple

    Leeds, UK

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