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Cobseo – 6th September 2018

New Chapter for Military Charity Reading Force as Annington Increases Funding

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TES – 2nd August 2018

‘Never assume resilience in Forces children’

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Homeport magazine – 20th April 2018

‘Connecting families over the waves with books and scrapbooks’ in Homeport, page 56 and 57, Spring 2018

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Forces Network News – 14th March 2018

‘How storytelling is helping children of military families’

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Cobseo – 22nd February 2018

‘Reading Force launches partnership with RAF Benevolent Fund at RAF High Wycombe’

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The Royal British Legion – 16th November 2017

‘The Soldiers’ Charity awards Reading Force with a £25,000 grant’

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The Royal British Legion – 16th August 2017

‘Legion grant helps families connect through shared reading’

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Cobseo – 16th August 2017

‘New Reading Force brochure Welfare organisations’

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Aggie Weston – 7th July 2016

‘Storybook Waves – Another 1,000 Reading Force books!’

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The Evening Standard – 16 January 2015

‘Book club that keeps soldiers and families at home on the same page’

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‘Fly away with a book’

Envoy Magazine – RAF Families Federation’

Spring 2014 issue

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‘Reading Force rewards’

Navy News – Royal Navy

March 2013 issue

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‘Reading Force!’

First News

5th November 2012

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‘Plan to bridge separation of service families with joint reading scheme’

The Guardian

18th January 2011

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Local Press

BFG News Germany – 19th October 2017

Reading Forces amazes pupils

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‘Creating families of bookworms’

Aldershot News and Mail

Thursday 30th October 2014

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‘Force for good’

Army & You magazine – Army Families Federation

Spring 2014 issue

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‘Reading initiative boosted by visit of football writer’

The Northern Echo

Tuesday 28th January 2014

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‘Reading Force launch at Halton’

RAF Halton website

Monday 23rd September 2013

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‘Mini books in to visit Windsor School’

Royal Borough Observer

Friday 15th March 2013

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‘Books keep RAF Carterton family close despite separation’

The Oxford Mail

Saturday 24th November 2012

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‘Miles apart – but families united by love of reading’

The Portsmouth News

Thursday 24th May 2012

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‘Books bring service families together’

Oxford Mail, Witney

Friday 11th May 2012

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‘Force for good’

Bookseller blog  2nd September 2013

Reading Force the shared reading initiative for Service families, has received a £5,000 award from reading charity the Siobhan Dowd Trust. The award is to buy books for Forces families who are taking part in the scheme in 2013-14.

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‘Reading Force extend’

The Bookseller  23rd July 2013

Reading Force has been awarded £230,000 to extend its reading programme to every service family in the UK during 2013-15.

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‘They’re all at sea, but a book brings them together’

TES Connect

Friday 11th May 2012

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British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS): 27/10/14 interview with Alison Baverstock and Wendy Searle, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity ‘Reading brings service families together’

Radio Berkshire: 10/07/2013 interview with Alison Baverstock

BBC South News: 23/5/12 feature on Reading Force launch on HMS Warrior

Radio Berkshire: 23/5/12 interview with family who had participated in Reading Force

Heart FM, Berkshire: 24/5/12 interview with Alison Baverstock

British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS): 10/9/11 interview with Alison Baverstock ‘Reading Force wraps up in Aldershot’