Golborne group inspired by reading
4:10pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in North West
THE Golborne branch of the Compassion in Action charity is home to a group inspired by reading.
Sessions are held every Tuesday, between 10am and 11.30am, by the Reader Organisation, a national charity which uses shared reading as a practical way to develop mental health and wellbeing connecting people through literature.
They have helped some of the most vulnerable and excluded people in society, including prisoners and people suffering from dementia and severe depression, as well as company employees, library members, students, parents, people entering retirement and those at risk of isolation.
Pam Gilligan, from Compassion in Action, and regular attender Stephen Timms from the Rotary Club of Leigh, said their two organisations were pleased to support the group.
James Ward, one of the reading group members, said: “I have always had problems reading since childhood and have been helped by coming here every week and reading a short story or novel. It is like a little family and everyone is made to feel welcome without any pressure.”
MP Andy Burnham visited and said: “This is a brilliant way to bring people together and share thoughts and feelings.
“I am grateful to the Reader Organisation, the Rotary Club of Leigh and Compassion in Action for the support they give.”
Contact Val Hannan via Compassion in Action on 01942 729506 or turn up at 1 Railway Road, Golborne at 10am on Tuesdays.
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