Each year, Henley Literary Festival supports selected charities by granting pro bono sponsorship of a single event, during which the organisation can promote its activities to attendees and organise a collection for donations at the close of the event.

Our selected charity for 2017 is ABC to Read:

ABC to read

ABC to read is a charity, based Reading who help to change the lives of children who are struggling to read at primary schools.  The charity is predominately volunteer based with over 130 volunteer reading mentors working one to one with these children, to build their confidence and reading skills.  In 2014/15, 97% of those children that the charity worked with had improved by the end of the school year.

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