A BRIDPORT resident whose life has been transformed by learning to read in his fifties is set to have his story told on national radio.

On Easter Sunday, April 4 at 7.54am, presenter Richard Madeley will be making an appeal on behalf of Read Easy UK, asking listeners to donate to the charity so that it can help more adults who struggle to read.

A member of the Bridport Read Easy group, Steve, will be having his story read out on the air. Steve has learned to read confidently over the last two years - helped by his volunteer coach Lorraine.

Because he is so keen to encourage other people to come forward, Steve also agreed to share his story in a leaflet which is being delivered to 9,000 homes in the Bridport Area, ahead of the Radio 4 appeal.

Ali Turnock, team leader for Bridport Read Easy, said: “We are hoping that people will tell Steve’s story to their friends, colleagues or family members who struggle to read, and encourage them to get in touch.”

If you, or someone you know, is inspired by Steve’s story and would like to get in touch with the group,call 07707 259905.