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June 2022 Member News

 June 2022 Member News Welcome to our monthly member news update of June 2022! Pictured above is our co-hosted event with Coaching Reading at the brilliant Co-Space. Each attendee had the opportunity to receive a free speed coaching session from one of the Coaching Reading team. Even with the little time they had, the feedback […]

May 2022 Member News

 April 2022 Member News Welcome to our monthly member news update of May 2022! Pictured above is our April Member Networking at Reading School last month. It was a hugely successful event inside a very historical and beautiful place. If you want to find out more about these events, be sure get in touch. Connect […]

Become a Trustee

Become a Trustee of Connect Reading Do you want to support the running of a dynamic organisation that links the private, public and charity sectors? You could be a trustee for Connect Reading, the charity that’s for a better environment, bettercommunity, and better economy for the citizens of Reading. We are currently looking for 3 […]

April 2022 Member News

Opening Up to New Memberships Again! – April 2022 Member News Welcome to our monthly member news update! Be sure to sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss our latest updates! Last month, we managed to get Reading RESCUE underway on the 28th March, having an organisation almost every day for a week […]

March 2022 Member News

Getting back into the swing of things! – March 2022 Member News Welcome to our monthly member news update, relocated to our website! Last month, we hosted 2 in-person events. Our first was a Lunch ‘n’ Learn session from Sarah Browning about how to communicate effectively about your organisation. It opened up a lot of […]

Spotlight On: Make-A-Wish

We’re delighted to Welcome Make-A-Wish to Connect Reading. Right now, around 63,000 children in the UK are eligible for a wish because they have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. From the moment they are diagnosed, the simple pleasures of childhood and family life are replaced by worry, disruption, medical appointments, financial worries and isolation. Make-A-Wish exists to put […]

Connecting with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Connecting with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust We were delighted to welcome Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust into our Connect Reading community last month. We’re thrilled that they are just as excited to join us as we are to have them! Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce their membership to Connect […]

Spotlight On: No5

We’re delighted to have welcomed No5 to our Connect Reading community. Carly Newman, Operations and Relationships Manager, took some time to tell us all about them and answer some questions about the wonderful work they do.   No5 No5 provides free, confidential, open-access mental health support and face-to-face, online and in-school counselling for young people aged […]

Spotlight On: The Butterfly Community Café

We are delighted to have welcomed The Butterfly Community Café into our Connect Reading community. Jennie Kettel, Founder/Director, took some time to answer some questions and tell us a bit more about them. The Butterfly Community Café We are a not-for-profit community interest company established to enable young people aged 14+ in special needs schools (with […]

Spotlight On: Reading Biscuit Factory

We love having Reading Biscuit Factory as part of our Connect Reading community! Matthew Lacey, General Manager, took some time to answer our questions and tell us a bit more about the business. Reading Biscuit Factory We are a brand-new, three-screen independent cinema and community cultural hub, with a bar, café, shared workspaces and room to […]

Local company Sorce launches Juggl Desks to enable a safe return to the workplace

Cloud-based desk booking solution facilitates hybrid working On the 7th July 2021, Berkshire intranet software provider, Sorce, launched Juggl Desks. Juggl is a cloud-based desk booking solution that helps organisations to manage a safe return to the workplace. Ideal for supporting hybrid working, Juggl is free to all organisations until 2022. “Organisations of all sizes […]

Connect Reading AGM

Connect Reading AGM 2020-2021 It was great to have you with us if you joined us at our Connect Reading 2020-2021 AGM this morning. If you weren’t able to join us then you can still watch the slides, which were presented by Lorraine and Annie, in the video below ↓ https://connectreading.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AGM-2020-2021.mp4 What a year! In […]

Spotlight On: Chemogiftbags

We love having Chemogiftbags as part of our Connect Reading community. Lynne Shipton, Founder of Chemogiftbags, took some time to answer some questions and tell us all about the organisation and how we can connect with all they’re doing. Chemogiftbags Chemogiftbags provide free care packages for breast cancer patients and for those undergoing chemo in the […]

Employment Advice Webinar for Women

Free employment advice webinar for female job seekers We love sharing what our Connect Reading members are doing and next week two of our members, Smart Works Reading and Pepsico are teaming up to offer a fantastic free webinar! Award-winning charity Smart Works Reading has partnered with major local employer PepsiCo to run a free employment advice […]

Spotlight On: Reading Interfaith Group

We are so delighted to have welcomed Reading Interfaith Group to Connect Reading!  Sarah Griffin, Chair of Reading Interfaith Group, took some time to answer some questions and tell us all about the organisation and how we can connect with all they’re doing. Reading Interfaith Group Throughout history religion can be used for good or […]

Spotlight On: Reading University Student’s Union (RUSU)

We are so delighted to have welcomed Reading University Student’s Union (RUSU) to Connect Reading! Ryan Bird, Chief Executive at RUSU, took some time to answer some questions and tell us all about the organisation and how we can connect with all they’re doing. Reading University Student’s Union (RUSU) RUSU is a democratic, student-led organisation, […]

Spotlight On: Education Business Partnership

We are so delighted to have welcomed Education Business Partnership to Connect Reading! Michelle Smith, CEO at Education Business Partnership, took some time to answer some questions and tell us all about the organisation and how we can connect with all they’re doing. Education Business Partnership We are Education Business Partnership (EBP), a not-for-profit company […]

Spotlight On: Berkshire Maestros

We are so delighted to have welcomed Berkshire Maestros Connect Reading! Dawn Wren, CEO at Berkshire Maestros, took some time to answer some questions and tell us all about the organisation and how we can connect with all they’re doing. Berkshire Maestros We are Berkshire’s largest music charity, offering instrumental and vocal tuition in schools and music centres […]

Spotlight On: Activate Learning

We are so delighted to have welcomed the wonderful Activate Learning to Connect Reading! Holly Perrett, Partnership Engagement Manager, took some time to answer some questions and tell us all about Activate Learning and how we can connect with all they’re doing. Spotlight On: Activate Learning – Reading College & Institute of Technology The Activate […]

Spotlight On: University of Reading

We are so delighted to have welcomed the wonderful University of Reading to Connect Reading! Sarah Gardner, Community Relations Manager, shared with us a bit about what their last year has been like, what they’re looking forward to, and how you can connect with them. The University are really passionate about local community and they’d […]

The Giving Tree 2020

Over 1,500 gifts bought for disadvantaged children and young people in Reading. Over £5,500 raised by you online. Over £5,600 donated by local businesses. And over £4,400 underwritten by us at Connect Reading because we believe in the cause so much. “The generosity of The Giving Tree gave us an opportunity to identify children, young […]

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