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Author, Joe Hopkins, talks about his love of writing and why he chose Beanstalk as the charity to benefit from the sales of his bookRead more

Ginny Lunn, our CEO, reflects on how becoming a reading helper can help combat loneliness

Ginny Lunn, our CEO, reflects on how becoming a reading helper can help fill a void in people's lives where they might be suffering from loneliness, a bereavement or have lost confidence in getting out.Read more

Beanstalk is announced a finalist in the inaugural WCIT Charity IT awards

Beanstalk is announced a finalist in a new award recognising the impact of technology in the charity sector.Read more

Our #BeanstalkTop40 books take centre stage

Throughout the month of May we have been sharing our #BeanstalkTop40 starter pack books specifically chosen for our reading helpers to use with struggling and reluctant readers in their 1-2-1 sessions. Find out how our supporters have reacted!Read more

"The impact of the Beanstalk reading helpers is remarkable"

Mark Sheehan is Assistant Head and literacy lead at The Oaks Primary School in Birmingham. Mark has been working hard to create a reading for pleasure school and he has been using our Beanstalk reading helpers to facilitate that change.Read more

Volunteer story: From a love of cricket to helping children with their reading

Peter is only three months into his reading helper experience, but already is beginning to see improvements in the reading skills of his three school children.Read more

"The enjoyment isn’t just for the children!"

Despite being employed in education all her working life, Jane explains how becoming a reading helper with Beanstalk enabled her to do something that she had never had the chance to do before...Read more

Jack Whitehall goes back to school for World Book Day

For World Book Day 2018, our ambassador Jack Whitehall reminisces about books from his own childhood with school children from St Joseph's Primary, one of our Beanstalk schools in West London. Sharing stories of his parents' 'old school' book choices and impressing the listeners with tales of Michael Morpurgo, who used to teach in the same school as his dad. .Read more

Keith from Cheshire #BeanstalkReadingHero

Meet Keith, our #BeanstalkReadingHero of the weekRead more

#BeanstalkReadingHeroes from the West Midlands

We have some fantastic volunteers in the West Midlands. This week we're sharing stories from some of our reading heroes in this part of the country.Read more