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Impact48 and The Reader Organisation – 48 hours to get Liverpool reading

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 20th December 2013

impact48_tightImpact48 and The Reader Organisation
6pm Friday 24th January - 6pm Sunday 26th January 2014
Calderstones Mansion House

Something big is happening at The Reader Organisation's base at Calderstones Mansion House this January, as we join up with Impact48 to further the reading revolution.

2014 is Liverpool's Year of Reading and as part of our partnership with Liverpool Council and Liverpool Learning Partnership we're launching our City of Readers project which aims to get the whole city reading - through schools, through families, through businesses all sharing reading with one another. Over 48 hours we'll be joining up with Impact48 to develop a website for Liverpool City of Readers, build apps and create a marketing campaign that will use social media to help promote the project.

Calderstones Mansion House c Dave JonesImpact48 events bring together a charity, a sponsor and a team of volunteers to spend a fun and challenging 48 hours making a positive impact to the organisation at its centre. Previous Impact48 events have worked with Music in Hospitals Scotland and Edinburgh Cyrenians, and we're excited that they'll be coming to Liverpool to spend a weekend at Calderstones, creating something big that will impact so many people.

48 hours will take a lot of motivation and people power to complete, so we're looking for volunteers to get on board and be part of the weekend. Are you or do you know I.T and web specialists, software developers and app developers who could help us to realise our vision of city-wide reading using technology?

We're also looking to kick start the City of Readers project and Liverpool's Year of Reading by using the time to record 48 hours of reading and collect 4,800 books that can be used as part of the project. Anyone is welcome to come along, give us some time and some books, pop into the Mansion House for a chat, coffee and look around.

To register your interest to volunteer at the weekend at Calderstones Mansion House, head over to the Impact48 website.

You can also follow Impact48 on Twitter: @RealImpact48 and #impact48

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