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Meet the Volunteer: Lynda

Name: Lynda Carey  Location: The Mansion House, Liverpool  Role: Volunteer at The Reader’s home in Calderstones Park, predominantly in its…

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Henrik Wig, Sweden: ‘In a world where democracy is in many ways threatened, Shared Reading can be a counterforce’

Literature teacher Henrik has been running Shared Reading groups across southern Sweden for six years with children’s groups and at…

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Celebrating 10 years of Shared Reading in Belfast this Volunteers’ Week

Highlights include a beautiful Shared Reading space, vast library of fiction and poetry, including Irish writing - and a surprise…

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Meet the Volunteer: Sue

Name: Sue  Location: Wirral, Merseyside  Role: Volunteer for Reading Heroes, a project promoting the benefits of reading for pleasure with…

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Meet the Volunteer: Kirti

Name: Kirti   Location: Croydon  Role: Volunteer Reader Leader running a Shared Reading group  Why did you decide to volunteer with…

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Meet the Volunteer: Raks

Name: Raks Patel  Location: Streatham, London  Role: Volunteer for Reading Heroes, a project promoting the benefits of reading for pleasure…

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International

Kerstin, North Germany: ‘In all these groups I’ve the privilege to continuously learn’ 

An experienced Reader Leader, Kerstin now runs several Shared Reading Bremen groups since training in Berlin with The Reader in…

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Kate, New Zealand: ‘Shared Reading is a way to unlock the ‘culture of silence’’

The former librarian discovered the work of The Reader while studying for a Masters at NZ’s Victoria University. She founded…

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Diane: ‘I love the human side of [Shared Reading], the contact with others’

The Somerset resident, who has cerebral palsy, joined a Shared Reading group in Bridgewater Library after giving up work in…

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‘I thought, that’s it, we can make it through this.’ Daphne’s Reader Story

Daphne lives in a sheltered accommodation and before lockdown used to attend the Shared Reading group that meets in the…

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Little girl reading with her Reading Heroes volunteer. Both smiling as they look at the book
Children and Young People

Daniel’s Reading Heroes Volunteer Story – “I don’t think she’s had anyone reading aloud to her in the way that I do it.”

Reading Heroes matches volunteers to read with care experienced children and young people in order to spark a life long love…

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Little boy reading with a smile in front of a laptop for their volunteer
Children and Young People

Alys’ Reading Heroes Volunteer Story – “It took her out of herself.”

Reading Heroes matches volunteers to read with care experienced children and young people in order to spark a life long…

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