ReadEasy Honiton receives two £1,000 donations

PUBLISHED: 07:30 11 June 2016

The Read Easy Honiton team at Honiton Library.

The Read Easy Honiton team at Honiton Library.

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The money will be put towards running costs and to set up a new library for both Honiton and Ottery St Mary.

A Honiton-based voluntary group, which provides support to adults who are unable to read, has received £1,000 from two foundations.

ReadEasy Honiton received the donations from Comic Relief, through the Devon Community Foundation, and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, which is based in Bath.

The Comic Relief grant will enable ReadEasy to develop a library of books which are specifically designed for use by adults who are learning to read.

ReadEasy fundraiser Rob Sexton said: “We are delighted that Comic Relief is supporting us in this way, as these books are very important for our readers, providing them with a resource they can use to develop their skills between sessions.

“We hope to be able to build an extensive library for both Honiton and Ottery St Mary, from which our readers can select books which will be of interest to them and help them to progress.”

ReadEasy applied for a grant of £750, but Comic Relief trustees considered the project to be of sufficient worth and increased the amount to £1,000. The grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation will be put towards general costs.

Mr Sexton added: “We are very grateful to both the foundations for their support. If there is anybody out there who wishes to learn to read or would like to become a volunteer tutor, we would be very pleased to hear from them. Our contact details can be found on the ReadEasy UK website at www.readeasy.org.uk”

The group will also run a street collection on Saturday, June 25, in Honiton’s high street.


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