New ‘Giving by text service’:
Text ‘RMRM03 £3′ to 70070 to donate £3 to Reading Matters and make a difference today.
Or text ‘READ04 £10′ to 70070 to donate £10.
Andy Sunley is completing the first Great Northern Trail Triathlon for Reading Matters – Thanks and good luck! Keep up that training! Please donate here.
Yorkshire Festival & Le Tour De France 2014 – ‘Bike’ writing competition
As a Yorkshire based charity and social enterprise, Reading Matters is absolutely thrilled that Le Grand Depart will take place in Yorkshire on the 5th and 6th July 2014.
To celebrate the festival, Reading Matters along with Writing Yorkshire and NAWE are hosting the ‘Bike’ writing competition with free entry and some fantastic prizes! In categories suitable for all ages, why not put your pen to paper and your wheels in motion and have a go!
Reading Matters Conference, ‘Reading for Pleasure, Boosting Attainment’ – Tuesday 8 July 2014, West Yorkshire
Our 2nd Reading Matters conference ‘Reading for Pleasure, Boosting Attainment’ will be held on 8 July 2014 at the Holiday Inn, just off Junction 25 of the M62 in West Yorkshire. Please book your tickets here!
Our 2013 conference proved to be extremely popular with 150 attendees on the day. Feedback was great with 97% of evaluations stating they would recommend the conference and 95% stating they would like this to be an annual event. Fantastic news! Here’s hoping 2014 will be even better!
Reading Teams Work!
Ever thought about how you could use Reading Teams training? At Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College in Bradford, Reading Matters trained their administration staff to become Reading Mentors. Two of them enjoyed working with their pupil reading partners so much, they switched careers and are now both Learning Support Assistants!
Reading Matters Fundraising Gala Dinner 7 March 2014
Our 2nd fundraising Gala Dinner was held on 7 March 2014. Our patron, the wonderful Ian McMillan, entertained us all. Even bigger and better than last year, this celebration event – included matched funds – raised over £12000 for Reading Matters. Thank you to all who attended, donated and enjoyed!
This wonderful painting from Kate Enters was one of our fantastic auction lots.
Reading Matters’ services really work. They improve reading for children and young people; enhancing reading comprehension, word recognition, language development, communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.
“I am really impressed with the quality of the training and support provided by Reading Matters. Our Reading Leaders have found that they are benefitting from the work alongside their partners. It is helping with self confidence and self esteem and the students are thriving on the responsibility that the role requires.”