NLT launches Christmas Gift of Reading venture

NLT launches Christmas Gift of Reading venture

<p>The National Literacy Trust is offering book-lovers the opportunity to pass on their enjoyment of reading to disadvantaged children via a Christmas &quot;Gift of Reading&quot; initiative. For donations of varying sizes, people can enable a child without books of their own - which amounts to approximately one in four UK children, according to the NLT - to receive one or more books of their own choosing to enjoy.</p><p>NLT director Jonathan Douglas said the charity&#39;s research showed more children in the UK own a mobile phone than a book. &quot;We are sad that so many children could be missing out on important literacy skills and the enjoyment of a bedtime story or that can&rsquo;t-put-the-book-down feeling when reading by yourself,&quot; he said.</p><p>&quot;Now you have the opportunity to help disadvantaged children discover the joy of reading too, so inspire a child today and help to transform their future opportunities.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p>Full details on the Gift of Reading initiative can be had from the NLT website: www.literacytrust.org.uk/christmas</p>