Not all heroes wear capes, but we bet they all love to read! Inspire your kids to embark on a heroic journey to read as much as they can during November.
About the MS Readathon
With about a gazillion books read since the MS Readathon began in 1988, we like to think we know a thing or two about getting kids reading. Kids love the MS Readathon and it is a great way to get your children reading more! Reading takes children on incredible journeys of discovery—it awakens their imagination and builds their confidence.
How it Works!
Do you remember the MS Readathon from your own school days?
The concept hasn’t changed much since 1988: read whatever you like, as much as you can, throughout the reading month in return for sponsorship from family and friends. Except instead of collecting cash using sponsorship cards, all the fundraising is done through the website.
We’ve built a safe, interactive and most of all fun fundraising platform, where children can rate, review and log their books, win virtual rewards and design their avatars. There are loads of competitions and prizes too.
As a parent, you'll register your children and create a unique fundraising page for them. All the books they read and any funds they raise will show up on their page. If their school is taking part you can join them up to the schools' fundraising page too.
We’re putting the fun into fundraising, making it easy for parents to track their child's tally and celebrate every win. Each child can earn Reward Badges for the goals they achieve. The best way to kick off fundraising is to make a donation to your child's page! This will inspire your family and friends to also donate to your child’s page. Once you have donated, don’t forget to share it on social media. You can check out our top fundraising tips here to get you started. Your fundraising quest will be easier than you think!
Resources and fun things!
Whether your child is discovering their inner hero, embarking on a great quest, or taking a journey beyond the stars in November - we have something they will love. Head to our resources page to download rainy day colouring in, printable bookmarks, posters, and so much more. Or, if you’re looking for a little advice on the fundraising side of things, don’t worry, we have some great ideas!
MS Readathon & Languages Connect
Taking part in a second language
HOW YOU ARE HELPING
Funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support services for people living with MS and their families. Our helpline is often the first point of contact for people newly diagnosed with MS. Here they can talk through their diagnosis with an MS nurse, who will then direct them on to one of our wonderful regional workers, who in turn will arrange physio sessions, meet-ups, newly diagnosed weekends, young persons’ meet-ups and much, much more. Without your participation in the Readathon we wouldn’t be able to provide this.
Concerned about your child’s privacy?
Don’t worry, so are we. Personal information is only available when you are logged in to your dashboard, and no one will be granted access to your child’s details. This year, we have de-indexed the site from Google so your child’s name will not appear if searched for in Google. We won’t ask your child for a photo, instead we have created 6 awesome MS Readathon Avatars that will take your kids on their reading journey. Any third party sites we recommend are monitored to make sure they remain child friendly, however, we can’t be held responsible for changes to content.
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