Our educational charity, Real Action, is best known for the outstanding achievement of the children we teach at our Butterfly literacy classes – on Saturdays, and in schools. We are based in a West London community with the UK’s highest level of child deprivation. Our pupils’ reading ages rise by an average 12 months in 20 hours’ pacey Butterfly literacy teaching. Since 1999 our Butterfly classes have helped thousands of children avoid a life of poverty or crime. Many have gone to university! Disadvantaged children need not be doomed to educational disadvantage.