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The Big Birmingham Readathon

The Big Birmingham Readathon is the perfect challenge to keep your kids busy this summer and raise vital funds for local hospice care.

Take on a sponsored readathon this summer

Hettie, the Birmingham Hospice hedgehog, is on the lookout for kids who want to take on a sponsored readathon this summer!

It’s easy for your child to take part:

  1. Sign up to receive a FREE reading chart, stickers and guide
  2. Choose which level you want to take on: 5, 10 or 15 books
  3. Get sponsored to read throughout August
  4. Receive a FREE bookmark with your first donation and a medal from Hettie when you raise £100!

The Big Birmingham Readathon is open to children of all ages, reading books of any length – either by themselves or with a grown-up’s support.

Sign up for a FREE pack from Hettie

How your support helps

Our Children’s Holistic and Therapeutic Services (CHATS) team offer free, confidential emotional support to children and young people when a loved one is living with a terminal diagnosis, or they have sadly died.

The team teach young people skills and coping mechanisms that will help them when they get upset, feel alone or face difficulties in their lives.

By getting your children involved in The Big Birmingham Readathon, they’ll get to enjoy all the benefits of reading, whilst also raising money to help other local children to access this support.

Sign up for a FREE pack from Hettie

Event details
1 August 2023 31 August 2023