For supporters

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Our Stories is a community driven campaign, which means we need as many local people and businesses behind it as possible.

There are lots of ways individuals and businesses can support our work on the North Yorkshire Coast - from volunteering in your local community to fundraising for our work.

  • Disadvantaged children fall behind before they even start school

    Over half of disadvantaged children on the North Yorkshire Coast did not achieve a good level of development at age five, compared to only a third of their more advantaged peers.

  • Four wards in Scarborough and Whitby have the highest level of need across the country

    This literacy vulnerability directly impacts the area's levels of education, income and unemployment.

  • Levels of reading enjoyment on the North Yorkshire Coast are lower than the national average

    Just over a quarter of children read outside school every day - compared to almost half nationally.

How you can help

  • Whitby Literacy Champions storytelling tent

    Become a Literacy Champion

    Get involved in a rewarding community project and make a difference to literacy levels on the North Yorkshire Coast.
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    Fundraise for us

    Could you run a fundraising event in your local community to support our work on the North Yorkshire Coast? We have lots of tips and suggestions to help you get started.
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  • Swindon families

    Donate

    Your support is the reason we are able to keep working with disadvantaged families on the North Yorkshire Coast. Donate today and help us give even more children the literacy skills to succeed in life.
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