Wimborne Rotary hands over £1,000 to help adults with reading difficulties

A CHARITY that supports adults learning to read has received a £1,000 boost from a Wimborne group.

The Wimborne Rotary has donated the money to Poole and Bournemouth Read Easy, part of a national charity established to help adults learn to read.

Around 2.5 million people in the UK have reading difficulties and the charity has some 90 local groups across the UK which facilitate one-to-one tutoring and encouragement to older people.

“At a recent Rotary lunch meeting, Susan Ridd and Sally Way from Read Easy outlined some of the problems facing people who have reading difficulties,” a Wimborne Rotary spokesperson said.

“They also explained that it is not just young people who cannot read, but also many adults who may have had difficulties all through their life.”

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After their talk, Rotarian Brian Dryden presented, on behalf of Wimborne Rotary, a cheque for £1,000 to further the work of the local group in Poole and Bournemouth.

Brian said: “We recognise the value of the work of the volunteers of Read Easy who help older people overcome the embarrassment and practical difficulties of not being able to read, and are very happy to support that work.”

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