A SOMERSET charity is appealing for help to find and help the thousands of adults in the areas who cannot read.

Read Easy began in Taunton and Wellington six years ago and has recently expanded into Bridgwater.

Team leader Sheena Page said: “Our problem is that our target audience is not reading this.

"But we offer a life changing service completely free, on a confidential one to one basis. If only they knew.”

The local Read Easy team think about one in 14 grown ups locally find reading difficult.

Somewhere along the line they have been failed and it makes every aspect of their lives very hard.

Some people have the huge courage needed to own up to this, like TV’s Jay Blades, while others just miss out on so much of life because they are too embarrassed to admit it.

Sheena added: “Please help us find them and encourage them to improve their lives immeasurably.

"You may know someone at work, someone you know socially or someone in your family.

"You are never too old to learn. Most of our lessons take place in libraries and are completely confidential.

"Each client is allocated a coach. At the moment we have about a dozen reading pairs and have graduated many more.

Read Easy is holding a drop in networking session for anyone wanting to learn about the charity and find out what it can offer individuals or companies and organisations looking to help their personnel.

It is on Wednesday, November 29, between 4pm and 6pm at Taunton Library, where volunteer organisers and coaches will be on hand with advice and information.

Read Easy has contacted local organisations and individuals in the hope they will want to attend and share in helping bring about a totally life changing experience to someone they know.

For further information contact Paul on 07719 336959.