Swerford, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 4BG
(tel and fax: 01608 730335)
Started in 1984, Readathon is a national sponsored read organised in schools. Part funded by the Arts Council, it is designed to stimulate recreational reading. All the money it raises goes to help very ill children via Sargent Cancer Care for Children and The Roald Dahl Foundation. Schools can do Readathon whenever they want to. Packs containing everything needed for a successful sponsored read, including teachers’ instructions, sponsor forms, bookmarks, stickers etc. and plenty of display material, are sent out at the start of each term. Enrolment forms, carrying more details, are available from Readathon at the above address. Schools doing Readathon in the academic year 1999/2000 will have the opportunity to purchase Puffin and Penguin books at half price. Readathon regularly raises over a million pounds a year for charity and it really gets children reading too.