Leicester City Readathon

We’re joining  forces with the Leicester-wide reading initiative Whatever it Takes to unleash the power of our Readathon on schools across the city  once again for one glorious fortnight.

The Leicester Readathon runs from 30 September – 11 October 2019. We’re building a buzz about books and the power of stories by asking pupils to read what they love, with events from special guest authors and illustrators and a citywide Drop Everything and Read on the last day (Friday 11 October) that is open to community groups and businesses too #DEARLeicester.

If you are a Leicester school taking part, this hints and tips booklet could help your Readathon go with a swing!

For more information email leicester@readforgood.org or ring Annie on 01453 839005.

Money raised on the Leicester City Readathon will go to school libraries (20% of the grand total raised) and fund our important work bringing stories to  Leicester Children’s Hospital, as well as the wider work of WiT. Last year’s Leicester Readathon raised more than £11,000, but most of all got schools across the city raring to read.