Restoring Calderstones Mansion House

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The Reader Organisation is an award-winning charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading. We’re here to bring books to life, creating welcoming environments in which personal feeling is recognised and valued, forming vital connections between people and literature through which everyone can feel more alive.

We are creating The International Centre for Reading at Calderstones Mansion House building a new community with shared reading at its heart. We have been running shared reading activities and other special events for within the community for the past 18 months, welcoming thousands of visitors of all ages.

To combat an increasingly disconnected world we are creating social enterprises, reading rooms and community venues at our beautiful site, which will generate sustainable income and create jobs.

We need £4 million to do this, the majority of which is coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funders. We need your help to raise the final £500,000.

You can donate any amount to help us build a home for the heart at Calderstones Mansion, either online or by donating your change at the house itself.

Find out more about what's happening at the Mansion House by visiting our website:

Thank you for supporting us!

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£30.00  Buy a brick for £30

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£250.00  Buy a paving stone for £250

Total donations: £80.00

Rachel Hall


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)



£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Really enjoy the reading group