Who we work with

Who we work with

We work with, and are supported by, a number of partners in the Bath area including:

Bath and North East Somerset Council
Bath Volunteer Centre
The Bath Festival
Bath Arts Development Office
Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights
Genesis Trust
Julian House

We are very proud of the bookshelves in Julian House, well stocked thanks to our partners, Mr Bs Bookshop

Our Supporters

Bel Mooney

We are delighted that Bel Mooney has agreed to become Read Around Bath’s patron.

Message from Bel:

‘Read Around Bath’ does something beyond price – it takes books into the lives of people who maybe don’t know what’s missing until a RAB volunteer turns up and starts to read. Sadly the old habit of reading aloud to children at bedtime is waning – but that doesn’t mean children don’t want stories. As a children’s author, I know for a fact that they do. But that need doesn’t disappear with age, for adults love to be read to as well. As an advice columnist I’be become aware that of the acute modern problem of loneliness  – and a feeling that the world just doesn’t care. Well, when somebody bothers to give their time in order share interesting/entertaining/uplifting words with you…well, that has to make you feel you belong. That’s what Read Around Bath does – reach out to people to share words, and time, and attention. So sharing books is an act of caring – and that’s why I am so proud to be involved with this brilliant charity.

June Wagstaff

June, originally a Scot, has lived in Bath for 25 years. and has been retired from public service for 3 years.

She was a senior leader in the Department for Education for the Initial Teacher Training division and was formerly a Secondary Science teacher and a senior manager in a large secondary school. She has been a primary school governor for many years.

June studied the unusual combination of Zoology and English at Durham University, eventually focussing on Zoology.

She has a lifelong love of literature especially poetry. Her favourite poem is The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W B Yeats.

As a child June worked her way through the family bookshelves reading anything and everything from Horatio Hornblower to Little Women, finding poetry of every hue from Burns to Oliver Goldsmith and Spike Milligan.

She is delighted to support Read Around Bath

Read Around Bath is a very worthwhile charity bringing books and reading to those whose lives are enriched by the experience” June said.