Praxis Care launches their Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! for 2013. The Sponsored Read It! Campaign will take place from 1-31 October 2013 in line with Children’s Book Week and World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2013.
Read It! is being run to encourage children and young people to read as many books as possible and raise valuable funds for Praxis Care. The campaign will be promoted within Northern Ireland Libraries and Waterstones Stores. The Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! brings benefits to pupils and schools as it encourages pupils to read books, increase their literacy skills while raising awareness of mental ill health.
The Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! campaign has ran over the last two year and it has been a great success for the charity as 31 schools and 5,000 children have taken part in the event and has raised over £27,000 to date.
Praxis Care providing care for nearly 1,500 children and adults affected by mental ill-health, learning disability, acquired brain injury and dementia. Praxis Care aims to empower adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs.
Geraldine Andrews, Fundraising Officer, Praxis Care says:
‘The Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! will not only encourage the pupils to read books but will help to raise vital funds for Praxis Care and we are urging individuals, pupils, young people and schools to sign up to the Read It! Campaign’.
Derek Keilty, Local children’s author of ‘Will Gallows’ says:
‘I am delighted to be supporting the Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! Campaign for 2013 and I would urge local people to get on board with the reading campaign. It’s not only a chance for people to read their favourite books but also to help support a local charity’.
If you want to know more about the Praxis Care Sponsored Read It! for 2013 please visit http://praxisprovides.com/sponsored-read-it/ or contact Geraldine Andrews on 028 90 727198.
Notes to Editors
For further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Geraldine Andrews, Fundraising Officer on 077 08541697 and 028 90 727198.
Praxis Care is a charity providing care for vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill health, learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries and/or dementia. Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 70 separate locations.
Derek Keilty is a Belfast-based children’s author. His new book, Will Gallows and the Rock Demon’s Blood is just out, published by Andersen Press. The first book in the series, Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll was selected for The Richard and Judy Book Club & Blue Peter Book Club and shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland book of the year 2012. The books have also been translated into many languages round the world. To add to the series success Elton John’s Production Company- Rocket Pictures have bought the film rights and the film will be written and directed by Shrek2’s, Kelly Asbury!!!
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