Read Easy Hackney

Serena Naismith (Chair)

Tel: 07763 158099


Chris Hunn (Coordinator)

Tel: 07737801356


About the group:

Welcome to the Read Easy Hackney page.

We are the first London branch of Read Easy and are in the process of establishing ourselves in Hackney, a vibrant borough in the East End.

Please note, Read Easy Hackney is only able to take on Readers who live within the Borough of Hackney. Reading Coaches should either live or work in the borough. 

As we establish ourselves in Hackney, we are learning from the experience of other Read Easy groups around the country, while also rising to the unique challenges posed by London’s scale and diversity.

We are passionate about Read Easy’s purpose and aims, and believe we can make a real difference to the lives of aspiring readers in Hackney. However, we cannot do this alone. In order to achieve our aims we will need donations and support.

How to support us

As a new group, we require funds to cover the cost of the teaching manuals and reading books (all free to Readers), the training of our Reading Coaches and our annual subscription to Read Easy UK. To make a donation please click this link or to suggest other fundraising ideas, please contact us at:

Group sponsors:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Read Easy Hackney, please get in touch by contacting

We are always in need of extra Reading Coaches. If you are interested please get in touch by contacting or call 07737 801 356.

Group News:

The team at Read Easy Hackney were delighted to hold our first coach training day a couple of weeks ago at St. Mark’s Church in Dalston. Thanks to all our coaches and volunteers for making the day a success!

Our management team has recently completed its training and is ready to get on with the task of fully establishing Read Easy Hackney.