Skip navigation to main content

Share Austen for Shared Reading – Donate your #FirstTenner

Written by The Reader, 14th September 2017

From today you might find Jane Austen in your wallet but do you know how far she could take Shared Reading?

"It is not what we say or think that defines us, but what we do."

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

Today, The Bank of England release the new ten pound note featuring Jane Austen into circulation. A tenner can go a long way, for example:

£10 makes it possible for two volunteers to bring Shared Reading into the community each week. Shared Reading improves health and well-being, reduces social isolation and builds stronger communities.

But to make that possible our volunteers have travel to and from the library, community centre, care home or inpatient ward where the group takes place. They might have to photocopy reading materials and often, buy biscuits for group members to enjoy with a hot drink. These little costs add up.

We're asking you to donate your #FirstTenner to help support The Reader's Shared Reading activities.

So next time you're withdrawing cash or waiting for your change keep your eyes peeled for Jane Austen and consider how far that ten pound could take Shared Reading.

You can give your #FirstTenner in person at our headquarters at Calderstones Park or by making an online donation via Virgin Money Giving. 

(Want to make your #FirstTenner go further? Don't forget to add gift aid, and why not ask your employer to match your donation?)

Donate Now!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Shared Reading

The Sunday Reading Challenge: Sea Fever by John Masefield, Part 2

Rachael Sumner recites the second half of Sea Fever by John Masefield (started two weeks ago by The Reader's Natalie…

Read more

Holidays at Home: Theatre at Calderstones Mansion

  In the first of our new series of articles exploring Calderstones' rich history, Heritage Coordinator Holly Gilson tells the…

Read more

Places to Go: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Places to Go is a special feature that The Reader is bringing to you in the hope that it may…

Contact us

Get in touch and be part of the story
You can also speak to us on: 0151 729 2200
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.