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Alison’s epic adventure to the Arctic to raise money for Reading Force

2020-04-08T13:58:25+00:00

Alison Allmand-Smith has returned from her epic adventure to the Arctic to raise £3,000 for Reading Force! She says it was an amazing expedition - and very challenging!  Here she shares photos of her week adventuring in the Arctic. You can donate to Alison’s Reading Force fund via this link. Alison funded the trip herself, and every penny donated goes directly to Reading Force to send books and scrapbooks to families.  Thank you Alison and well done! Alison's journey... Firstly I would like to say a huge and extremely heartfelt thanks to my husband Oliver and family and the fantastic teams [...]

Alison’s epic adventure to the Arctic to raise money for Reading Force 2020-04-08T13:58:25+00:00

Military Wives

2020-03-11T13:57:20+00:00

Have you seen Military Wives yet? Founder and director of Reading Force, Alison Baverstock, gives her thoughts on the film here, what the makers got wrong, and what they got so right…   Military Wives Military wives are mostly invisible. Partly through inclination – we just tend to get on with it – and partly because wider society has not, until now, appeared particularly interested in us. Joining the military is both a heritable and regionally-specific activity, so there are some families/parts of the country that know all about the Forces, and others that are almost entirely ignorant. So a film [...]

Military Wives 2020-03-11T13:57:20+00:00

Many thanks for supporting our Ride London 100 cyclist!

2019-08-29T14:19:22+00:00

Many thanks for supporting Neil, our Ride London 100 cyclist!  He made it with flying colours!! We’d like to thank everyone who supported our Reading Force cyclist in August’s gruelling Prudential Ride London 100 miles! And of course we’d like to congratulate and thank Neil Baverstock himself for his amazing achievement. Neil setting off at 0530hrs for his epic ride Neil prepared for this epic cycle ride with significant training in all weathers which paid off on the day. It was a challenging ride made especially difficult by being one of the hottest days of the summer. He completed [...]

Many thanks for supporting our Ride London 100 cyclist! 2019-08-29T14:19:22+00:00

Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for Reading Force founder

2019-08-05T10:34:35+00:00

We’re thrilled that our founder and Director, Dr Alison Baverstock, has been awarded a Points of Light Award to coincide with Armed Forces Week for her commitment to Forces families. Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. The Points of Light award acknowledges volunteers who make a difference in society. The awards are administered by the Prime Minister’s office, in collaboration with the Department for Culture Media and Sport. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. On receiving this Points of Light [...]

Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for Reading Force founder 2019-08-05T10:34:35+00:00
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