£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

Gender gap in children’s reading enjoyment has narrowed, but more must be done to get all primary school children reading well

The Read On. Get On. (ROGO) coalition, of which Beanstalk is a member of, launches best practice guide to close gender gap in reading enjoyment...Read more

Celebrities, authors, reading helpers and supporters take part in #BeanstalkBeanieDay

Supporters of Beanstalk have been putting on their favourite festive beanie hats to help raise vital funds that will help continue our work supporting children across England...Read more

Give the gift of reading this Christmas with a Beanstalk Christmas gift card

A special collaboration with children's author Steve Antony will enable Beanstalk supporters to give the gift of reading this festive season...Read more

Beanstalk and Cavalry and Guards Club join forces to help promote importance of reading

Through a shared connection with Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Beanstalk and the Cavalry and Guards Club are working together to promote the charity's volunteering opportunities in order to help more children with reading.Read more