On 22nd April 2016 City Voices take to the road with our patron Deborah McAndrew and the Beanstalk Charity. Beanstalk’s service is simple yet highly effective. They recruit and support Beanstalk trained reading helpers to provide one-to-one literacy support to children who have fallen behind with their reading.
The event will be split between Beanstalk who will be telling people what they do and advising about volunteering, and City Voices who are holding a 'Write your first poem' workshop. Deborah McAndrew will hold a Q&A session on creative writing and why it is so important to get children reading. The event will be at the New Vic Theatre Stoke on Trent from 11am until around 3pm.
The following is taken from the Salvation Army's positional statement " We work with people who are vulnerable and marginalised across the world, and offer very practical help, unconditional assistance and support regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation."
No-one can argue with that.