Being part of a Service family can be uniquely challenging and stressful. Separations from a parent or loved one, frequent moves and changes of school, settling into new communities, are all a part of Service life and require ongoing resilience. Reading Force aims to give something back to these families.
Reading Force is made possible only by the generous help and support of others. If you would like to support the scheme and help us to achieve our vision of reaching every Service family in the UK so they can participate, there are many ways to get involved.
Corporate partners – We are keen to develop partnerships with companies who understand the immense value of shared reading in Service families and who wish publicly to support this project. If you are a company and interested in working together, locally or nationally, please get in touch to discuss mutually beneficial opportunities.
Gifts-in-kind – We run biannual scrapbook competitions for families and offer fun days out and theatre tickets as prizes. Past prizes have included trips to Thorpe Park, Paulton’s Park, Longridge Activity Centre, War Horse, Matilda the Musical, and watching a celebrity photo shoot for Hello Magazine. Prizes are great incentives and give winning families lasting memories. Please contact us if you would like to become one of our highly-valued prize-givers.
Publishers and booksellers – Books are the foundation of Reading Force. To date, publishers have generously gifted children’s and young adult books to be given away at Reading Force events and family days. Giving books to children has a significant positive impact on children’s pleasure in books reading. If you are a publisher and would like to become involved, either gifting books or suggesting author involvement, please get in touch.
Service charities and networks – We have formed mutually beneficial relationships with Service charities and Service networks and are keen to expand our reach. If you are a charity or network serving the Armed Forces and would like to explore how we may usefully work together, please get in touch.
Get involved with Reading Force
We'd love to hear from you with your ideas on how you might be able to help us - please contact us and let us know how you feel you could get involved in supporting Reading Force.