Reading Abbey has supported the local, national and international community through our volunteer work and by donating funds to deserving causes.
Smart Works, the Reading based charity which has helped over 300 women back into work, has received a ringing endorsement from the Reading Abbey Rotary Club.
Reading Abbey is proud to have donated close to £60,000 to 40 charities over the last three years. Causes range from the local to global, benefitting the many or the few. The causes supported include:
From mock interviews for school leavers to visiting elderly war veterans and helping primary school children with reading difficulties there's a variety of opportunities for all our members to play their part. Here are some of the community service activities we get involved with:
Mock Interviews - We provide interview practise for A'Level students preparing for university applications.
Ways and Means Kiosk - Ways and Means Trust (Link) is a Charity helping adults with learning or physical disabilities, or poor mental health. We provide social and practical skills for independent living, and training, education and work experience to assist adults working towards open employment. Reading Abbey members volunteer at the Tea Kiosk in Caversham Court.
Carol Concert, Falklands Memorial Chapel - We help with car parking for this wonderful concert and readings organised by the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.