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Andrew Granger & Co backs Leicester's Rotary Club's Books4Home appeal

Tue 14 September 2021

Andrew Granger & Co is pleased to announce we are supporting the Rotary Club of Leicester’s Books4Home appeal.

Whether it’s reading a book or a newspaper, checking the sports results, following a recipe, or using Social Media, reading is an essential skill. It’s also something that most of us enjoy doing.

However, your reading ability can also be a key determinate of your future. Various studies have found poor literacy linked to unemployment, low income, poor health behaviours, and lower life expectancy.

According to the National Literacy Trust there are around seven million adults unable to read, write and communicate successfully. The cost to the UK of this poor literacy is estimated at around £2.5 billion a year.

Good literacy starts in childhood. Of course, the opposite is also true, i.e. poor literacy also begins in childhood.

To help tackle this literacy crisis, the Rotary Club of Leicester is launching Rotary’s Books4Homes project in Leicester to help children in our local area and we at Andrew Granger & Co are delighted to be a part of this appeal.

How does Rotary Books4Home Leicester work?

The Rotary Books4Home Leicester project will help encourage local children to read by:

• Donating books (via a local school) to pupils so that they will have their own books, and having
• Rotarians visit schools to listen to pupils reading.

How you can support Books4Home

Andrew Granger & Co is looking for donations of new or good-quality children’s books from our clients, suppliers, staff and visitors.

You can donate children’s books at our Leicester office (Stoughton Grange, Gartree Rd, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2FB) during office hours – Monday-Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm and, 9.00am – 12.30pm on Saturdays.