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In common with all charities, the NCTJ exists to help create a better society. The principal objective of the charity is the provision, supervision and accreditation of journalism-related training. It is also an awarding body regulated by; Ofqual in England; Qualification Wales in Wales

Charity number: 1026685

Turn out for Thomas 2021

Event date: Friday 15th October

On Friday, 15 October, the NCTJ, Read family and supporters of the Journalism Diversity Fund will be participating in various activities to raise money for the Thomas Read bursary.

The NCTJ team will be embarking on a 15km walk, and we encourage you to turn out for Thomas by embarking on a fundraising activity of your choice.

You may choose to do a run, a bake sale, a cycling challenge or something completely different - the more creative the better! If you would like to take part, please contact

We are aiming to raise £4,000 for the Thomas Read bursary, which was set up in the memory of the young Sky Sports News journalist Thomas Read, who died unexpectedly in 2015. Thomas was an inspirational young journalist who, in spite of his cerebral palsy, achieved a substantial amount in the field of journalism in a short space of time.

Each year the bursary is awarded through the Journalism Diversity Fund to an aspiring journalist with a disability or long-term physical or mental illness, funding their NCTJ journalism training.

Please support this very worthy cause to help people with disabilities train to be journalists.

For more information about the Thomas Read bursary please visit

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