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raised of £1,200 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,250 to help train new volunteers to lead Shared Reading groups in Leicestershire

    Funded on Saturday, 15th January 2022

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    What we need

    New volunteers attend the excellent Read to Lead course run by The Reader charity and this costs £580 for each volunteer. We want to be able maintain our existing groups and set up some new ones, and for this we need to train new volunteers.

    What we do

    Leicestershire Shared Reading is a voluntary organisation set up to support a network of shared reading groups based around Leicestershire. In a shared reading group a trained volunteer reads stories and poems aloud, and encourages the sharing of thoughts and experiences.

    “Reading group has taught me a lot, not only in English, but local culture, customs and humanity. It made me feel welcomed in this country. “

    Who is it for?

    Our free, drop-in groups are open to all adults, but are particularly valuable for those who are isolated or lonely. Many of the people who attend find it a welcome break from lives that can be difficult because of illness, caring responsibilities or simply loneliness, and find it a good way to meet new people.

    “I value the weekly shared reading group and would greatly miss this lifeline if it ceased being.”

    Where do we meet?

    Our groups meet every week in libraries in Coalville, Glenfield, Hinckley and Wigston, and we also have groups which meet online, using Zoom. You can find out more about our groups at our website.



    • Ruth Pointer1 year ago
      Ruth Pointer

      Ruth Pointer

      1 year ago

      We can't believe how generous everyone has been - it's fantastic that we have reached our target - and more! We will close this page at the end of 2021, and your gifts will be put to very good use. If you have never attended a shared reading group before we would like to invite you to see why we love it so much - just get in touch via our website: Thank you!

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    • Ruth Pointer1 year ago
      Ruth Pointer

      Ruth Pointer

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      This is wonderful! We are enormously grateful to everyone who has donated - these funds will give us the confidence to recruit more wonderful volunteers to lead our shared reading groups! THANK YOU.

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    • Ruth Pointer1 year ago
      Ruth Pointer

      Ruth Pointer

      1 year ago

      Only £170 to go to meet our target - can we make it? If you can help spread the word just a little further, that would be amazing!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/25/2021 19.49



    • Sylvia Williams

      Sylvia Williams

      Dec 22, 2021

      Read on


    • Helena Abbey

      Helena Abbey

      Dec 21, 2021

      Happy Xmas Ruth


    • Raquel Lloyd-Jones

      Raquel Lloyd-Jones

      Dec 12, 2021

      In memory of Brigitte Simpson, who loved these groups so much. Keep doing your fabulous work guys xx


    • Anonymous


      Dec 11, 2021

    • Caroline Spelman( nee Cormack)

      Caroline Spelman( nee Cormack)

      Nov 30, 2021

      Excellent work and I commend my old school Freind Nicky Bennison for it x


    • Catherine Franklin

      Catherine Franklin

      Nov 29, 2021

      Great scheme! Keep up the amazing work!


    • Judith Franklin

      Judith Franklin

      Nov 29, 2021

      A wonderful cause!


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