Let's Read Ltd - a charity in Woking promoting and
improving the literacy of young people in Surrey.

Let's Read Ltd - a charity in Woking promoting and
improving the literacy of young people in Surrey.

Who we are

The Patron of our charity is Dame Ruth Miskin DBE

Dame Ruth is one of the UK’s leading authorities on teaching children to read. She has many years’ experience as a head teacher, teacher trainer and consultant in phonics and literacy, working with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK.


David Gunning


I am headteacher of a primary school and incredibly passionate about reading! I have seen first-hand how Let’s Read can help accelerate progress but more importantly, instil a love for reading. I hope to use my experience and enthusiasm to support the charity to continue making a difference to its schools and children.

Les Smith

Director/Trustee & Chair

On retiring, I got involved as a Let’s Read tutor and just love it. There is much satisfaction to be had from helping the children and a great sense of achievement when their reading ‘takes off’.

Linda Oswick


Having been involved in Let’s Read for a few years as a Volunteer Tutor I have come to understand the value of 1:1 participation helping young children who are experiencing difficulty with learning to read and write. I am very happy to become a Trustee of the charity and I am keen to help in any way I can to strengthen our ties with local schools, especially after the disruption children have had due to the pandemic.

Jean Hassell

Director/Trustee & Company Secretary

After retiring from full time work specialising in dispute resolution, I was persuaded seven years ago by a friend and Let’s Read Tutor to join the team. I have enjoyed every minute. It is very special to spend an hour a week with the same child helping them to develop their reading skills, but also to contribute to their holistic development and watching their progress over the course of the year. It is a privilege to be a Director and Trustee and I hope to bring some of my experience as a Tutor to the development of the charity.


Suzanne Barnaby

I have a true passion for children and their education as well as a personal love of reading. I am enthusiastic about making a difference and I believe that every child has the right to an appropriate education.