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For over 33 years - and after about a gazillion books - the MS Readathon has been igniting a passion for reading in children, all while helping people with multiple sclerosis.

About the MS Readathon

Embark on an epic adventure this November! The MS Readathon inspires children to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, in November. This year’s MS Readathon kicks off on November 1st and wraps up on November 30th. Children can register with their school (teachers, you can register your class) or individually. Best of all, by joining our quest, not only will you awaken a love of reading, you will also be helping make a difference to the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis.

The online MS Readathon

While we all appreciate a classic, we also know that children today want a modern approach (as do their time-poor parents and teachers). So, to make the MS Readathon more fun than ever before, in 2020 we decided to create a brand, new interactive website that lets children write book reviews and rate their favourite reads. Fundraising has never been more fun and this year we have some cool new features too. Children love the MS Readathon and it’s never been easier or more exciting to take part.

Inspiring Reading

The MS Readathon inspires magical reading adventures and excites even the most reluctant reader. We’ve never found a teacher or parent who doesn’t want to inspire more reading, but we know in today’s digital world it can be tough! This is why our exciting new MS Readathon website is designed to enrich reading without an exhausting effort from you.

The MS Readathon works in the classroom or as a challenge at home! It is an amazing teaching resource, which will inspire your class to love reading. Reading takes children on incredible journeys of discovery, and we’ve created plenty of exciting and downloadable resources to really ignite a passion for reading.

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Funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support services for people living with multiple sclerosis and their families. Services like our Information Line, which is often the first point of contact for people newly diagnosed with MS. Here they can talk through their diagnosis with a trained specialist, who will then direct them on to one of our wonderful regional workers, who in turn will arrange physio sessions, meetups, newly diagnosed weekends and much, much more. Without the funds raised in the MS Readathon we wouldn’t be able to provide this.

What books can kids read?

The MS Readathon is designed to inspire a love of reading, and kids can read and log any books they like. The more books you log, the more Reward Badges you will collect. Need some reading inspiration? We have some lists we know kids will love.

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