Learning to read transforms lives... And there are plenty of ways that you can help.
Through learning to read, people see a more confident version of themselves, with more opportunities than they’ve ever had before. It offers them a vision of a better, brighter future.
This impact isn’t just felt by the person learning to read, but by everyone around them; family and friends, prison or service staff, and the wider community.
We want to ensure that nobody is left out of learning, but we can’t do it without you.
Transform someone’s life. Give them the chance to learn to read.
I’m going to use everything I’ve learned and turn this into something positive. My confidence has grown so much. I can’t wait to apply to college and get a job.
Learning to read has a huge impact – not just on the person learning to read, but on everyone around them whether that is their mentor, their family and friends, prison or service staff, or the wider community. It brings joy and opportunities to many peoples’ lives.
Immediate benefits for learners:
Makes day-to-day life easier and safer for the learner and those around them
Improves family relationships including with children - learners have reported they feel like better parents being able to read and write to their children
Helps to break the cycle of low literacy, which runs in families
Offers people better opportunities – including education and employment - providing a brighter outlook for the future
With your support, we can help people learn to read, access education and training opportunities, build relationships with their families, and have more hope for the future.Donate
We have a fantastic team of volunteers who support Shannon Trust to transform the lives of disadvantaged people through reading to read. There are lots of ways to get involved with our programme.Become a volunteer
My family are so proud and happy to see that I am making good use of my time in prison and doing something constructive which will benefit my future.