Written by Alison Blaxland
04 December 2019
This Christmas, The Reading Agency has been chosen as one of the charities to feature in The Times Christmas Appeal for 2019. The Appeal will focus on the charity’s work to tackle life’s big challenges, such as loneliness and isolation, through the proven power of reading. Follow the links below to read the articles which feature stories from our Reading Friends programme:
“When he comes to Reading Friends you see a spark of my dad as I know him, the very essence of him seems to return.” Oldham, Greater Manchester
“It helped me to realise that it’s not the end of the world having a stroke, that it’s not the end of my life.” Singleton Hospital, Swansea
“We always have such fun. After every meeting I go home on a high.” Rustington library, West Sussex
“After reading together we are friends now.” Conwy, Wales
“She would have loved people to come and chat to her and always loved reading.” Jacqueline Wilson, author and The Reading Agency ambassador
‘Reading Friends provides company and solidarity at what could have been for many of its members, a very lonely time of life.’ Newcastle Library
“It has given me my hobby and my life back.” Stirling Library, Scotland
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