Read Easy Evesham & Pershore

To learn to read, please contact one of our Coordinators:

Joanna Jonson


or Simone Southern


To volunteer, contact Sheila Grant

Tel: 07810 471806


About our group:

We are delighted to announce the affiliation of our group Read Easy Evesham & Pershore on 3rd February 2020. We are covering the southern part of Wychavon District, with Evesham and Pershore the main centres of population, but we will also be working in the surrounding villages as the need arises.

We have a lovely team of 6 members led by John Hall our Team Leader. Having formed our Management Team, we have now appointed Jo Jonson and Simone Southern as Coordinators on a part-time basis.

We are currently looking to recruit additional members of the management team to take on the Fundraiser and Publicity Organiser roles for us. The Publicity Organiser will help promote our group in the local community through social media and print, ensure through publicity that those in need of reading support are aware of the services we can offer and enable us to reach out to potential volunteers who would like to help us. As the group receives no funding from Read Easy UK, the primary role of the Fundraiser for our group is to access local funding sources, which may be willing to support people in the locality wishing to improve their reading. The role will involve writing applications to local funding bodies and other organisations, as well as approaching local businesses for support. Please be in touch with our Volunteer Recruiter, Sheila Grant if you are interested in either of these roles.

The development of the group since affiliation in February was held back by the health restrictions imposed by the UK government in March. This impacted on Read Easy UK, which was unable to deliver essential training programmes to groups prior to offering services to potential learners. The situation has now changed and we are moving ahead, albeit slowly. Nevertheless, we anticipate beginning the recruitment of reading coaches in our area in October. Please let our Volunteer Recruiter, Sheila Grant know of your interest, if you are keen to be involved in this way.

John Hall our Team Leader