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Orion backs Evening Standard campaign with Horrid Henry
01.01.70 | Charlotte Williams
Orion Children's Books is supporting the Evening Standard Get London Reading literacy campaign, announcing plans to donate a copy of a Horrid Henry early reader book to volunteer reading mentors.
Each person who volunteers to be a reading mentor as part of the campaign up to the end of 2011, and all volunteers that are currently working with children, will receive one of the Horrid Henry titles by Francesca Simon.
Trade managing director of Orion Lisa Milton said: "Get London Reading will provide essential and important support to young people across the capital, and will foster a love of reading that will benefit these children for life. In the light of growing concern over cuts to library funding and arts projects, the importance of charities such as Volunteer Reading Help can only grow.
"I want to do all that I can to ensure that all children have access to books, and, in reading Horrid Henry every night with my 4-year-old son, I have been shown repeatedly just how powerful, imaginative and fun reading together can be."
Simon said: "Every child deserves to discover the possibilities that books and reading open up to them . . . My great concern now is that libraries stay open and well stocked with books for all these newly confident readers."