Reading Group Challenge
Read for a reason this year!
Welcome to the first Read for RNIB Reading Group. The focus of Read for RNIB is raising money and awareness to make reading more available to blind and partially sighted people. We thought the perfect way to do this would be to ask those who love to read to get involved and help us by registering to take part. Remember to tick the Reading Group box on the registration form!
The book group
Whether you are already part of a book group, are interested in setting one up or are an individual who would like to take part, then this is for you. All you need to do is sign up for Read for RNIB and read one of our suggested books to kick start your reading in 2014. Everyone that registers will be sent exclusive discussion points from our chosen authors, written specifically for the Read for RNIB Reading Group. There will be questions about the overriding themes of the books, plot development and the characters involved. However, the ‘novel’ idea behind this year’s Reading Group is that all of the books chosen feature a blind or partially sighted character. This means that you will also receive thought provoking questions that focus on this character and their journey throughout the story.
When do I need to read my chosen book?
The Read for RNIB Reading Group can take place at any point throughout the year and we think this is a great way to kick-start your 2014 resolutions by Reading for a Reason. Once you sign up to the be part of the Group, we will send you an email and you can then let us know chosen title. Remember to tick the Reading Group box on the registration form!
How does taking part raise money for Read for RNIB?
For everyone that joins in and reads one of the specially chosen books, we ask you to donate the cost of buying yourself a brand new book. By doing this you are helping to share your passion for books by opening up a world of reading to blind and partially sighted people all over the UK.
Why do we need to fundraise?
Blind and partially sighted people face a significantly limited choice of books in formats they can read; just seven per cent of all books are fully accessible. Read for RNIB aims to raise money to make many more books available to those with sight loss.
RNIB’s National Library Service
Every single day RNIB National Library Service issues around 5,000 talking books to blind and partially sighted people and also produces and distributes books in braille and giant print. We need your help to increase this number and the selection that are fully accessible.
How do I make my donation?
Find out more about how to pay in your donation.
What are you waiting for – register today!
Register your group today to receive your free discussion points for your chosen book and our fundraising pack with loads of ideas and top tips.
Once you have registered be sure to check out our A to Z of fundraising ideas to see even more ways you could make your Read for RNIB Reading Group even better. Perhaps you could hold a literary lunch, a bake sale or a second hand book sale.