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National Literacy Trust names new president

13th December 2010

Baroness Usha Prashar has been named the new president of the National Literacy Trust, following the death of the reading charity's former head earlier this year.

The baroness is to take up the post after Sir Simon Hornby, who founded the trust in 1992, passed away in July this year. She has been involved with the charity since its start and was its chairman from 2001 to 2005.

Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, said he is delighted that Baroness Prashar has agreed to serve as the organisation's new president.

'We've had the pleasure of working with Usha from the very beginning and her unwavering support, passion and knowledge has been vital to the success of our charity,' he commented.

The new president added that she is 'honoured' to head the organisation and will continue to champion its cause of improving literacy in the UK.

Last month, it was announced that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has become a new patron of the National Literacy Trust.
 

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