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Walker Books donates GBP 30k to National Literacy Trust

16th December 2010

Independent children's publisher Walker Books has raised a total of GBP 30,000 for reading and writing charity the National Literacy Trust.

The company, which publishes children's books such as Martin Handford's Where's Wally? and Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar, embarked on the fundraising bid to mark its 30th anniversary.

Events that raised money for the donation included the Where's Wally? run around Greenwich Park in London, which took place over the summer, and a charity book sale that was held at Barclays Bank headquarters in Canary Wharf.

Walker Books trade marketing manager and fundraising co-ordinator Jo Humphries-Davies said: 'I'd like to thank everyone at Walker for being so determined to achieve this goal and congratulate everyone on a fantastic year of fundraising – it's a wonderful way to have celebrated 30 years.'

Lianna Ovenden, corporate development manager at the National Literacy Trust, added that the charity is 'grateful' for the donation and hopes that it will form new partnerships with other businesses.

The National Literacy Trust recently announced that Baroness Usha Prashar will become its new president, following the death of founder Sir Simon Hornby earlier this year.
 

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