Coram Beanstalk is a national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence. They recruit, train and support volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to primary school children who need our help. Those trained reading helpers give them the support they need to improve their reading ability and confidence.

I am very lucky and proud to have been one of those volunteer reading helpers since 2012, working with children in Islington and Haringey. Our regular sessions are a highlight of every week. Volunteering with Beanstalk not only helps children who need it the most, but you can get so much out of it too, and I learn something new with every visit.

To find out how you could volunteer with Beanstalk or support their work in other ways, please follow the link below.