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Beanstalk | Story Starters

Beanstalk Story Starters

Beanstalk | Story Starters

Last month our chosen charity, Beanstalk, received some fantastic news! They were awarded £1million by the DreamFund (People’s Postcode Lottery) for their partnership ‘Story Starters’!

‘Story Starters’ is a collaborative project, which will see Beanstalk working with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and LuCiD at the University of Liverpool. They will be working together to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds, receive one-to-one support and mentoring to develop their language and reading skills!

Beanstalk is a national literacy charity who recruits volunteers to work in primary schools with children to help them develop their reading. Volunteers are specially trained to spend 30 minutes, two times a week, reading with a child one-to-one for a whole year. To help children develop the truly important skill of reading. In 2016 alone Beanstalk helped over 11,000 children across the UK, in deprived areas, and with this funding they can help many more.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a global programme operating worldwide, with more than 1 million children receiving books per month, to help them fall in love with reading. LuCiD is a research collaboration which is researching how children learn to communicate with language.

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The CEO of Beanstalk, Ginny Lunn, and the Beanstalk partners receiving their DreamFund cheque – all rights attributed to Beanstalk

Previous research has shown that support within schools at schools can benefit children throughout their life. 20% are more likely to get 5 A*-C GCSE’s and earn more as adults.

This is a very exciting time for Beanstalk and we couldn’t be more pleased for them. With the £1million funding they will be able to recruit and train a further 600 Story Starter volunteers and help 1,800 children between 3-5 years old to develop their reading!

Beanstalk is a truly worthwhile charity and we’re happy to support them! If you would like to learn more about Beanstalk, and Story Starters make sure you check out there website!

Be sure to check out our previous fundraising challenge for them, and let us know your ideas for the next! You can send us your ideas via social media or commenting on this blog post: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram.

 

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Help make a difference in a child’s life…

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As well as helping candidates make the right decisions for their career and clients make the right choices in candidates to grow their business, we here at Atwood Tate are passionate about the bigger picture – namely, that people have the resources to read and improve their lives. Because of this we actively support the Beanstalk charity.

Beanstalk has entered into Direct Debit’s Big Break competition and they need our votes to be in a with a chance of winning £2,000 – enough to provide vital literacy support to 6 children for a whole year!

Beanstalk’s profile is now live and they have until 30th April to get as many votes as possible if they want to scoop the top prize. Every vote counts as the second placed good cause will receive £1,000 and the runners up will receive a share of £2,000. To cast your vote, please follow the link.

Last month’s winner received over 3000 votes so we encourage you to vote for Beanstalk today! The more votes we can get the better so we ask you to please share on your Facebook page and among your friends and family and ask them to pass it on too.

A donation of £2,000 would help Beanstalk make a life changing difference to child in need.

Thank you for your support!

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