Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

31/12/08 MP Rosie celebrates 15th anniversary of National Litera

MP Rosie Cooper joined Schools Minister Jim Knight MP at an event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Literacy Trust.

Rosie Cooper MP writes a congratulatory note to the National Literacy Trust during its 15th anniversary reception at Parliament

Rosie attended the reception at the House of Commons alongside a host of celebrities including bestselling author Adele Parks, Angelina Ballerina illustrator/ author Helen Craig, The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, footballer Graeme Murty, who plays for Reading FC, and Bashment Artist Mr Midas.

Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire, said: “I was delight to attend the event and show my support.to the National Literacy Trust.

“Over the last 15 years, the Trust has empowered learners, supported professionals and influenced policy and practice to realise its vision of a society in which everyone has the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that they need to fulfil their own and, ultimately, the nation’s potential.”

National Literacy Trust director Jonathan Douglas said: “We can be proud of what we have achieved so far, and the tangible impact we have made on the literacy landscape.

“Yet, demands on literacy skills are rapidly increasing and there is still much to do to reach those people who are in most need of literacy support.

“With your help, we will transform the life opportunities of thousands more children and adults from disadvantaged communities over the next 15 years.”

The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity whose aim is to changes lives through literacy. It links home, school and the wider community to inspire learners and create opportunities for everyone.

For more information, log onto www.literacytrust.org.uk

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