Coram Beanstalk launches parent reading helper training programme to primary schools

A nationwide training programme has been launched to help upskill parents (or other members of the community) who volunteer in primary schools to support children's reading skills and encourage reading for pleasure.Read more

McCarthy & Stone staff raise over £2,500 for Coram Beanstalk in celebration of World Book Day

McCarthy & Stone staff have been dressing up as their favourite book characters as part of efforts to raise money for Coram Beanstalk...Read more

Nominations open for the Kent Literacy Awards 2019

Kent and Medway schools are being encouraged to share their inspiring literacy initiatives as part of the Kent Literacy Awards 2019.Read more

World Book Day: More volunteers needed across England to help children become confident readers

This World Book Day we want to highlight the life-changing power of books and the work our volunteers do across England turning children into confident readers.Read more

£15,000 donation from McCarthy & Stone to kick-start national fundraising

This week McCarthy & Stone’s CEO, John Tonkiss, presented Coram Beanstalk with a cheque for £15,000 to kick start their pledge to raise over £100,000 during 2019 to help support the charity’s vital reading support programmes.Read more

A royal visit for Liverpool reading helpers and children in celebration of Story Starters

Volunteers and children welcomed Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to Liverpool Central Library in celebration of the early years Story Starters programme.Read more

Beanstalk joins the Coram group of charities

National reading charity Beanstalk is joining the Coram group of charities to become Coram Beanstalk from 1 February 2019.Read more

McCarthy & Stone announces Beanstalk as 2019 charity partner to help tackle literacy crisis across UK

McCarthy & Stone – the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder – has chosen national reading charity Beanstalk as its charity partner of the year for 2019 to help improve the outcomes for children who struggle with reading while promoting the wellbeing benefits of intergenerational volunteering.Read more

Hundreds of donated books to reach the hands of disadvantaged children across London as part of project to address ‘book gap’

Beanstalk has donated hundreds of children’s books as part of an initiative run by the London Children’s Book Project which works with settings across the capital to redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families.Read more

Being a volunteer can greatly improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation

Beanstalk is urging more people to become reading helpers in 2019 to not only help transform the lives of children who struggle with reading, but also to discover how being a volunteer can positively change their own lives and significantly improve wellbeing.Read more