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<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-left:52.25pt;text-align:center;
text-indent:-16.25pt'><font size=5 color=purple face=Arial><span
style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:purple'>ATTN:&nbsp; &nbsp;ALL
55 YEARS OLD WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">READING</st1:place></st1:City>
AND UNDERSTAND ITS VALUE &#8211;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt;text-indent:-16.25pt'><font
size=5 color=purple face=Arial><span style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:purple'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
CHILDREN IN <st1:place w:st="on">LIMERICK</st1:place> NEED YOUR SUPPORT </span></font><font
size=5 color=purple face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:18.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:purple'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-left:52.25pt;text-align:center;
text-indent:-16.25pt'><font size=5 color=purple face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:purple'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
1.75pt'><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:
16.0pt'>Barnardos is expanding its literacy tutoring programme in <st1:place
w:st="on">Limerick</st1:place>, aimed at improving children&#8217;s success in
school and their chances in life, by helping children become better, more
confident readers. <font color=navy><span style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=5 color=navy
face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
1.75pt'><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:
16.0pt'>The programme is based in school and pairs children with reading
difficulties with adults aged 55 years and older. <font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><font size=5 color=navy
face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt;text-align:justify;text-indent:
1.75pt'><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:
16.0pt'>The volunteers work with the children over the school year improving
their reading skills by listening to, reading with and encouraging the child. <br>
Benefits for the child are: <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:70.25pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l0 level1 lfo3'><![if !supportLists]><font size=5 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<font
size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font size=5><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:16.0pt'>Increased reading ability and higher scores on
standardised reading tests. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:70.25pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l0 level1 lfo3'><![if !supportLists]><font size=5 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<font
size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font size=5><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:16.0pt'>Improved attitudes to reading. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:70.25pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:
l0 level1 lfo3'><![if !supportLists]><font size=5 face=Symbol><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:16.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<font
size=1 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></font></span></span></font><![endif]><font size=5><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:16.0pt'>Greater confidence. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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12.0pt;margin-left:52.25pt'><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN-IE style='font-size:16.0pt'><br>
Teachers report that the programme helps them to target their classes to meet
the individual child&#8217;s needs. Meeting the volunteers also provided
children with positive adult&nbsp; role models. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt'><font size=5
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:16.0pt'>Volunteers <b><u><span
style='font-weight:bold'>do not need special qualifications, just a commitment
to children,</span></u></b> <b><u><span style='font-weight:bold'>a passion for
reading and an understanding of its importance.</span></u> <font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><font color=black><span
style='color:black'>BARNARDOS</span></font><font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'> </span></font></b>&nbsp;are seeking volunteers who can
commit to working with a child, helping them with their reading 2-3 times a
week over the school year. <b><font color=navy><span style='color:navy;
font-weight:bold'>&nbsp;</span></font><font color=black><span style='color:
black'>BARNARDOS</span></font><font color=navy><span style='color:navy'> </span></font>provide
volunteers with full support, supervision and training.<o:p></o:p></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
16.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt'><font size=5 color=black
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:16.0pt;color:black'>BARNARDOS</span></font><font
size=5><span style='font-size:16.0pt'> are currently seeking more volunteers
for this programme, with a view to completing recruitment and training by the
summer of 2010<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=4 color=navy face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:14.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:52.25pt'><font size=5
face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:18.0pt'>If you would like to
discuss this further or have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to
give me a call on 01- 453 0355<font color=navy><span style='color:navy'> Sinead
Hardiman Volunteer Development Manager - OR EMAIL:&nbsp; <a
href="mailto:sinead.hardiman@barnardos.ie">sinead.hardiman@barnardos.ie</a> &nbsp;-
</span></font></span></font><font size=4 color=navy><span style='font-size:
14.0pt;color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=3 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>No child gets left
behind.</span></font></b> <br>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span lang=EN-IE style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:
Arial'>Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working
with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of
children. Barnardos was established in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region>
in 1962 and is <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>&#8217;s
leading independent children&#8217;s charity.</span></font><span lang=EN-IE> </span><o:p></o:p></p>

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