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£515raised of £300 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £515 to Purchase books for the Basil Griffith Library

    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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    I will be participating in "The Run In The Dark" event which is a 10k run in Battersea Park on November 16th to raise money for our local community library (Basil Griffith library). The money raised will be used to purchase equipment so we can sufficiently launch the Beards & Books children's reading program in 2017.

    The Beards & Books program will be a weekend based educational program which includes workshops, which aims to improve the literacy levels of children who may come from disadvantaged or underprivileged backgrounds in Sheffield. The workshops aim to bring parents together to promote confidence and skills, particularly amongst fathers to encourage more proactive engagement from fathers within the educational development of their children. We are really excited about the potential for this program to improve the literacy and life chances of all of our children.

    Throughout the last eight months as a team, we have collectively self-funded to renovate the library. This includes a full upgrade of safe and child-friendly equipment and furniture alongside extensive cleaning and maintenance. As we are nearing the end of these refurbishments we are in need of a variety of books.

    The books which are essential to our educational program are books which are focused on promoting literacy skills (i.e. books based on phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehensions, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, thesaurus’s, fictional books and books about storytelling traditions.

    By donating you will provide us with the books needed to make a difference in a young person’s life. Help us fill the space on our shelves do the right thing donate today !!!!



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    • Ruth


      Nov 29, 2016

      All the best with this! :)

    • Anonymous


      Nov 28, 2016

      Keep up the good work...yout😊

    • Anonymous


      Nov 21, 2016

      Keep up the good work


    • John Kamara

      John Kamara

      Nov 16, 2016

      good luck JJ, you got this.always doing inspiring things for the great of good. God bless!


    • John Kamara

      John Kamara

      Nov 16, 2016

      Good luck jj your gonna do us all proud. always doing inspiring things for the great of good. God bless and youve got this!


    • Lee


      Nov 16, 2016

      Keep up the good work!


    • Fiona/Elizabeth Stevens

      Fiona/Elizabeth Stevens

      Nov 15, 2016

      May the force be with you and James! I trust that the two of you Iron men will do us proud! :)


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    John Kamara

    John Kamara

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    I am a Co-Founder of Beards & Books. I wanted to create a space where children could discover their own learning style and passion for reading in an environment which nurtures their natural abilities.

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