We're ready to break a sweat at Endure24 Reading
with free activities for kids all weekend!
14 - 16 June 2019, Wasing Park nr Reading
Endure24 Reading's Official Charity
After last summer’s wildly successful debut, we’re back again at Endure24 Reading as their official charity.
We’ll be there the entire weekend cheering on our charity runners, as well as providing a whole host of fun, free activities for kids!
Living Paintings World will be in the race village with a Craft Factory, reading den and special guests.
Activities for kids
In Living Paintings World there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained!
Friday 14 June will see the return on the Mini-Endure Kids Race. Join us from 6:30pm to warm up with our very special famous guests.
Then celebrate the start of the weekend with the Robot Rave kids disco, make sure to bring along your best moves!
Check out the full programme below!
On Saturday 15 June we will open the doors to our Craft Factory where mini-makers can help put patches back on Elmer the Elephant, make winners medals, junk model a robot and much more!
During the day we’ll also be joined by a best-selling author for story time sessions.
Why we need your help…
"Tots used to love reading before she lost her sight, and I thought her love of reading had gone. Living Paintings has given that back to her." Kali, Tot's mum
“Tayen, aged 7, (known to everyone as Tots) lost her sight at 22 months old as a result of tumours on her optic nerves, caused by the condition neurofibromatosis or NF1.
Reading had been central to our children’s lives from very early on – Tots has 3 big, loving brothers. But for a long time, through illness, hospitalisation and then total blindness, Tots was simply too unwell to even enjoy any kind of book.
However, thanks to Living Paintings Tots has genuinely re-discovered her love of books. She often chats back at the audio description and talks about her own feelings in response to the image she’s reading with her fingers. It’s absolutely beautiful to watch Lucas, her older brother, reading to Tots, whilst she feels the pictures and asks him about the story and the illustrations.” – Kali, Tot’s mum
How Living Paintings Changes Lives
"Cameron’s big sister Morgan loves to read to him and guide his hand through the books. It’s so lovely to watch them enjoy something together and Living Paintings’ library service certainly helps promote interaction between them." Parent
"Finding Living Paintings has been a complete revelation for myself and Isobel. It gives her vital access to free books, with clear images and fantastic, engaging audio descriptions, which can support her learning at school. The fun books, which are arguably more important, increase her ever growing love of reading!" Parent
"Inspired by your Touch to See book about Weather, Nikhil made his own four seasons picture and was able to describe what was happening in each drawing. As well as benefiting Nikhil, our only visually impaired pupil, your tactile books are a great resource for his classmates to share with him. The sighted children enjoy talking about the pictures with Nikhil, so it helps his interaction with his peers. What a wonderful free resource! We are so thankful for this!" Teacher
What We Do
We bring the visual world to life and share it with people with sight loss. We are the only charity in the UK who design, create and publish tactile and audio books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. We call them Touch to See books and distribute them throughout the UK via our free, postal library.
Our Free Library
Our library of Touch to See books caters for all ages and we’ve got a wide range of subjects including The Gruffalo, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Wallace and Gromit, The International Space Station and much more. Our unique books provide relaxation and reading for pleasure, support education and lifelong learning, enhance lifestyle and inspire leisure interests.
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