Steve Barclay receives £3,000 donation for his Read to Succeed campaign from Fen-based Clarion Futures
- Credit: STEVE BARCLAY OFFICE
Steve Barclay has received a cheque donation from Fenland-based Clarion Futures for his Read to Succeed campaign.
This is the second year that the charitable foundation has supported the plea to improve reading numbers in the local area.
Mr Barclay’s campaign provides complimentary books for Year 4 school children in North East Cambridgeshire to read over the summer holidays.
Each book contains a pass for the child to complete Barclay’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ at one of the county’s libraries in a bid to win prizes.
The challenge sees the pupils attempt to read the most books over the summer break and prizes after given to the best performing schools.
You may also want to watch:
Matt Parsonage, head of communities at Clarion Futures, said: “Read to Succeed is an inspiring project and we are happy to be offering our support for another year.
“We exist to provide opportunities for our residents and there is nothing more important than giving children the opportunity to learn and help them to maximise their potential.”
- 1 Former mayor Aigars Balsevics must wait for verdict on pub fate
- 2 Rings End A141 closed after three vehicle collision
- 3 Former mayor begins court battle to retain pub
- 4 Pictures show cars - including Tesco delivery vans - queued at fuel pumps
- 5 Motorcyclist dies in A141 crash
- 6 47-home estate 'beggars belief' says councillor
- 7 Showcase status for Academy
- 8 Drug free, drink free BMW driver crashes into wall
- 9 Crisis, what crisis? Panic buying at the pumps in Fenland
- 10 Malaysian-style Fens home leaves Grand Designs viewers in awe
Other donors include Bowsers Solicitors, Bretts Transport, G’s Littleport Mushroom Farm and G’s Fresh Beetroot Limited.
Mr Barclay says he is on target to be able to expand the campaign and provide free books to Year 5 pupils as well as Year 4.