The Mustard Tree

The Mustard Tree is a family of projects seeking to be a voice for the unheard. We strive to identify, support and empower the misunderstood and overlooked in our local community.

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Our current projects

  • Engage Befriending

    Connecting isolated, older people with their local community through visits from a volunteer befriender.

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  • FIRST Stop Bus

    A safe-haven to improve safety for people in Reading weekend evenings, helping prevent unnecessary admissions to A&E.

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  • Reading Lifeline

    Counselling and support for those affected by infertility or baby loss during pregnancy or soon after birth.

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  • Rahab

    Restoring all hope and belief by identifying and supporting those affected by exploitation.

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  • Starting Point

    Providing support for young people who are not in education, employment or training, through mentoring and work experience.

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Stories from our projects

I can honestly say it made me a better person and that it opened my eyes to the struggles that many women and men face. I am delighted that The Mustard Tree Foundation is part of the Reading community - it's definitely a better place for it.…
Rahab Intern,  2014
... my befriender has been such a support & a good friend...…
Client,  Reading

Recent news

We are recruiting!

We are looking for a Community Fundraising Coordinator (one day a week). Would you enjoy building links with local groups to encourage s…

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Upcoming events