Reading for pleasure and to help seriously ill children

Group of children reading

Reading for pleasure enriches children's lives.

Those who read for pleasure are more like to flourish academically, socially, emotionally and career-wise. That's why Readathon was set up, and why Roald Dahl chose to be its first Chairman.

Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure with its simple but effective sponsored reading challenge. Watch the Charity's interview with Readathon founder Brough Girling.

It's not only the young readers who benefit from Readathon as it also raises funds for charity, including Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, which helps seriously ill children throughout the UK.

By taking part in Readathon, pupils also help their school library to receive free books. For every £100 raised, the participating school will be provided £20 Scholastic Book Club vouchers (plus two £5 National Book Tokens for prizes for pupils).

We think Readathon is marvellous! Help raise funds for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, and register your school now to receive your free Readathon resource pack.

Find out about Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity