Bookworms Get Reading for a Great Cause! It’s MS Readathon Time!

Jill Holtz

October 10, 2020


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The annual MS Readathon 2020 will be starting soon. Bookworms – get your reading wiggle on for a great cause! It’s MS Readathon Time!

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MS READaTHON’s story began in 1988 when the well-loved children’s author Roald Dahl launched the first ever campaign. Now the MS Readathon is over 30 years old with thousands of children taking part each year.

MS READaTHON is the perfect opportunity to encourage young children to read.

It encourages those who already seasoned bookworms and helps those who seldom read to rediscover the sense of wonder and adventure they once felt when they first heard “Once upon a time”.


What is the MS READaTHON?

The MS READaTHON encourages children to open a wonderful world of adventure and imagination through reading for a great cause.

For kids who are already bookworms, it’s a chance to perhaps challenge themselves with longer, more advanced books.

For children who aren’t so keen on reading, the MS READaTHON can help them rediscover the wonder they felt when they first heard those magic words “Once upon a time…”.

The MS READaTHON will take place from 1st – 30th November 2020.

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How to Take Part in the MS READaTHON

30th MS Readathon

Taking part in the MS READaTHON is easy – just sign up at and start reading. Children can register with their school (teachers, you can register your class) or individually.

Your child can pick whatever books they like, and as many as they like, then ask friends and family to sponsor them. After November 30th this money should be sent back to MS Ireland.

And for participating schools around the country, the MS Readathon website has lots of teacher resources to print and lesson plans to use.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Over 9,000 people have MS in Ireland. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease, the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland, which is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. Three times as many women as men are affected, and there is no known cause or cure for MS.

MS Ireland is the national organisation providing service, information and support to the whole MS community.

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Is your child taking part in the 2020 MS READaTHON? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: October 10th, 2020 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: March 31st, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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