A CHARITY which helps children with their literacy skills is seeking volunteers.

Each year, Bicester-based ARCh (Assisted Reading for Children) supports 1,000 children in 120 primary schools across Oxfordshire via its network of volunteer ‘reading helpers’.

With a heightened demand for its service, and the possibility of schools reopening in the spring, the charity is seeking new volunteers to join the programme.

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Jane Rendle, development manager and co-founder of ARCh, said: “Through reading, games and conversation, our volunteers often find the one-to-one sessions as rewarding as the children themselves do.

“It is a great opportunity to become involved in the local community while also inspiring a love of reading in the children.”

To volunteer or support, or for further information, please visit: archoxfordshire.org.uk or email info@archoxfordshire.org.uk

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