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Enterprise joins literacy drive


Enterprise Rent-A-Car is donating nearly 23,000 books to 240 primary schools in nine cities around the UK.

It has teamed up with the National Literacy Trust to deliver copies of Serena Patel’s award-winning book, Anisha, Accidental Detective, to pupils during a six-day nationwide tour that will stop at Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and London.

Meanwhile, Enterprise employees have also recorded a read-along version of the book which children can access via an online link or QR code as an added aid to help them read.

The initiative was made possible with a £128,000 donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

Simon Caughey-Rogers, Enterprise’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Charity Events Manager, said, “Every child should get the support they need to be their best and we hope this initiative will go a little way to helping more children get the resources they need. We are really looking forward to their feedback and excited to see how they get on with the book.”

The National Literacy Trust has revealed that around one in 11 children from lower income families don’t have a book at home to read.

Director of Development Darranda Rowswell said, “This book donation is one more important step in our literacy recovery programme to address the educational issues caused by the pandemic and will help the children who need it most. We’re so happy that Enterprise was able to support us in this program which will see thousands of children benefitting from this exciting book.”

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