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Updates on what our projects and people have been up to – across England, Wales and Scotland.

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On 9th June in Llandeilo Primary School, Carmarthenshire, dogs Riley and Layla enjoyed a star-spangled celebrity reception for the launch of new project, Reading with Dogs associated with Learn Together Cymru and Carmarthenshire Therapy Dogs.

Sex Matters Too Awards Success

Our Sex Matters Too project had a fantastic end to Volunteers Week 2016, deservedly recognised with not one, but two awards.

Lifelines goes from strength to strength!

Lifelines, a flagship project from the national charity Volunteering Matters, will be expanding across the city thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.

Sporting Chance hit the big screen

Sporting Chance, a project for men over 50 in the Middlesbrough area became film stars for the day when Leanne from Button Media Management came down to create a great new promotional video for them

Employee Volunteering

Deutsche Bank and Volunteering Matters are celebrating 15 years of working together to support young people from economically deprived areas through a Volunteering in Schools Programme.

Read On. Get On. Report for Save the CHildren - two young girls reading

Reading Wales’ Future

Over the course of the next Assembly, an estimated 26,000 children in Wales, including 10,000 of the poorest children, are at risk of leaving primary school unable to read well, if action isn’t taken.