The wonderful weather this year has encouraged many Read Easy groups to promote what they do out and about in their local area. Raising awareness has really helped to find new volunteer Reading Coaches, prospective new Readers and encouraged others to join their local Read Easy group.
One of the many events this summer took place at the Food and River Festival in Melksham at the start of September. Read Easy Melksham set up stall for the weekend and had lots of fun meeting people and explaining how the charity works. The group now have over a dozen Reading Coaches working with individual Readers and have successfully raised funds from various sources, including the Wiltshire Community Foundation, who gave the group £2,000 earlier in the year to purchase reading materials and to pay for Reading Coach training.