For supporters

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

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

  • 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

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    Become a Blackpool Literacy Champion

    Get involved in a rewarding online community project and make a difference to literacy levels in Blackpool.
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    Fundraise for our work

    We rely on the generous support of Blackpool's individuals, schools, communities and businesses to continue our vital work to transform children’s lives through literacy.
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    Donate

    Donate today and help us give more children in Blackpool the literacy skills to succeed.
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