Read Easy Shropshire Hills
About the group:
Read Easy Shropshire Hills helps local people who want to improve their reading. We cover the towns of Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, Clun, Craven Arms, Knighton and Ludlow as well as all areas in-between.
As a new group we require funds to cover the cost of teaching materials and reading books which are provided free of charge to our readers. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of Read Easy Shropshire Hills, or you would like to support our cause by providing a donation, please contact us.
Read Easy Needs You!
We launched just a few months ago and have been so successful we are now looking for volunteers to strengthen our team and help us run the service as we continue to grow.
This is an opportunity to work with a small group of like-minded people to offer life changing opportunities to local people who cannot read. You don’t need to have a background in teaching or adult literacy to be involved, just some spare time and a connection to the work we do.
We are hoping to find three people to join our team:
- A second Coordinator to help match new readers to a reading coach in their local area and provide support and guidance as necessary to ensure that each new reader makes good progress.
- Someone to find new coaching venues when we need them. We have enough great venues at the moment to meet our needs but we recognise that we need someone to ensure we can always find comfortable, private places for our coaches to meet their readers.
- Someone to help with the recruitment process at times when we need to bring on more coaches or members of our Management Team. We need someone who can be the point of contact for people who would like to be involved and arrange interviews with other members of the team.
We would love to hear from you if you like the sound of what we do and you think you would like to be involved. Please contact Steve Gibbon on 0780 1522655 to find out more or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
What our ambassadors say
Billy Postlethwaite, an actor appearing on stage and TV who grew up in our beautiful area.
‘Reading has always been a challenge for me as I am heavily dyslexic and it took a few years before tests came to that diagnosis. It was actually a big relief to know what I had and has helped me to understand myself. Reading is integral to my job as an actor, that said, reading is integral to modern life in general. This is why Read Easy is so brilliant and important. I would like to be an Ambassador because it may be helpful for people to hear from someone who struggles massively with reading and writing, but also understands the benefits and opportunities it unlocks.
Manda Scott, writes award winning historical fiction, thrillers and crime fiction from her home in Shropshire. She has recently won the Mcllvanney prize for crime fiction.
‘As a writer and novelist I use our written language to develop characters, weave plots and story lines, and convey drama, mystery and emotion in my work. But for many people the written world is not a place to escape to, but a baffling place which is best avoided.’ ‘Reading is a skill for life. It is an amazing thing which helps us communicate, learn, work and enjoy life. Everybody deserves a chance to experience the rewards which come through reading. I am delighted to give my support to Read Easy Shropshire Hills.’