A Bedford-based charity supporting children with their literacy is launching its ‘Race For Reading’ campaign to raise funds to support reading in primary schools this Easter and this Summer term.
The 80-day virtual Around the World challenge runs until 19 June.
Set your distance, go it alone or with friends, family, your sports’ club or book group, and commit to walk, run, cycle, swim or even walk a dog to help cover the distance around the world – 25,000 miles, following in the footsteps of legendary fictional explorer Phileas Fogg.
The money raised will be used to provide weekly classroom reading support to primary school children across the UK, helping those in greatest need. To get everyone ready for the fun there will be medals and sports tees.
One in four children – around 200,000 pupils – leave primary school each year unable to read to the required standard, which can have life-long consequences.
Being able to read and write helps open up the horizons of young people and by taking part in the fundraising children who can read will be supporting their peers who can’t.
It’s free to register so sign up here and take your steps to help improve children’s reading today at Race for Reading.