Tackling loneliness through reading
Reading Friends connects people by starting conversations through reading. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Reading Friends is able to reach those who are vulnerable, isolated and at risk of loneliness. It gives people the opportunity to meet others, share their stories, make new friends and have fun - using reading to spark connections.
Yarn, Natter, Blether
We believe in the power of reading, and the transformative impact that books and storytelling can have. Yarn, Natter, Blether was developed to showcase the amazing stories that every one of us has, and to highlight how Reading Friends can unlock these stories by developing meaningful human connections.
"Life has a way of surprising you. The longer you live the more you discover about yourself. Who would have known that a girl born during the war, in a bombed-out East Anglian town, would become a northern lass, with a love of Scandi crime and a BA in LUST?" Ann's story as written by Vaseem Khan
Help us win the people's vote
We're delighted to have been announced as part of this year's shortlist for the Charity Film Awards. 400 charities entered the awards, and more than 65,000 members of the public voted. Now we need your votes for the chance to become the people's champion, and share the impact that the power of reading can have on tackling loneliness.
Reading takes you into another world from Reading Friends on Vimeo.
Vote for us
Head to the Charity Film Awards website and vote for Yarn, Natter, Blether to be your winner.