COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Reading aid group sets up a resource library on the web

Volunteer Reading Help has launched its first internet presence in a quest to recruit more volunteers to help 'book shy' children to learn to read.

The site, at www.vrh.org.uk, is aimed at potential volunteers, who can register online, but supporters can also donate through the site, and children have been given a 'kids' corner' with simple language and extra-large text.

"Kids' corner not only shows off their new-found reading skills, but reflects their newly discovered joy in books, too," said Sue Field, head of communications at the charity.

She added that the charity's 34 local groups would be able to have their own web page on the site, which they can update locally.

Local groups will also be able to access a 'secure' library of teaching aids and easy-to-read texts.

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