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For supporters in Blackpool

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We rely on the generous support of local individuals, communities and businesses to continue our work in Blackpool.

There are lots of ways you can help support our work, from volunteering as a Literacy Champion to running a fundraising event.

Why are we working in Blackpool?

  • In 2019, 32% of underprivileged children in Blackpool left primary school unable to read well.

    Last year, a third of disadvantaged 11-year-olds in the town failed to achieve the recommended reading level.

  • In 2019 only 71% of children reached the expected level in communication and language at age five compared with a national average of 82%

    Children in Blackpool are starting school behind their peers across the country, and may struggle to catch up.

  • More than a quarter of wards in Blackpool have high literacy need

    National Literacy Trust and Experian research found that out of Blackpool's 25 local wards, seven are ranked the highest in terms of literacy need.

How you can help