Who are Bookmark?
Today, more than 1 in 4 children in England leave primary school unable to read to the expected standard. These children often struggle for the rest of their
lives, with poor literacy leading to limited job prospects, poor health and low self-esteem.
Bookmark is an exciting literacy charity that is helping children to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond, by creating flexible volunteering at the heart of our communities.
Their innovative digital platform matches schools with local volunteers who have been safeguarded, vetted and trained by Bookmark. The charity’s six-week
reading programme consists of two, 30-minute sessions each week at a primary school, with a child who needs extra support with their reading.
Schools have the flexibility to decide which children will take part in the programme and for how long (six weeks, twelve weeks, or more). Volunteers arrange reading sessions via their mobile app and chat to other volunteers online - making it an easy way to fit volunteering around other commitments.
For the children who need them, Bookmark is changing the story.
La Fosse's Commitment
For every client invoice paid to us within 14 days, we make a donation of £10 to Bookmark Reading Charity. Given the volume of contracts we send a month,
the potential for Bookmark - and all the children who they support - is huge.
If you'd like to learn more about Bookmark, and the incredible work they do, visit their website.