Home Educators - challenge your children with our fun sponsored read and help children in hospital!
Readathon inspires children to read for fun. By taking part in our sponsored read at home you will be helping us provide much-needed brand new books and storytellers for children in 30 hospitals across the UK. If you haven't set up your JustGiving page yet, click on the orange button on the right to set up your fundraising page.
We are inviting children taught at home (and their parents/carers!) to take part in an amazing reading adventure. We've been helping schools to run Readathon's sponsored read for 30 years, and we want children educated at home to be able to join the fun and enjoy the benefits too. We know that children are really motivated to read when they are raising money for other children. Plus, our research shows that Readathon encourages reluctant readers to read more, encourages avid readers to challenge themselves further and improves attainment. It's also a great activity for Duke of Edinburgh, Guiding, Scouting etc.
Which challenge will your child/children take on?
- The Hungry Word Worm: how many pages, chapters or books, can you read in two weeks or a month?
- The Round-The-Clock Reader: how many minutes can you read in a day, a week or a month? It could be anything from 10 minutes to 100 minutes or even more?
- The Story Explorer: challenge yourself to read a whole book or read something you wouldn't normally choose.
It could be books, blogs, comics, audio books, fiction or non-fiction – anything goes! Set up your own fundraising page by clicking the orange button above to take you to Just Giving, send your reading target list to friends and family, and watch your sponsorship grow. Watch this short film to see what a difference you'll be making to children in hospital.
Every month one lucky fundraiser picked at random will win a bundle of children’s books. So get reading and raising and have fun!