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£1,500 boost for reading charity


NATIONAL charity The Reader has received 30 new Kindle Fire tablets worth £1,500 thanks to a donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Warrington.
Since 2002, The Reader has helped to improve well-being, reduce social isolation and build a community across Warrington and the wider UK by bringing thousands of people from all walks of life together each week to read, share and reflect on great literature.
The Reader welcomed members of the Warrington Amazon team to its headquarters to walk them through its plans to create the world’s first community based around literature.
Amazon site leader Edmon Yohannes, said: “We were thrilled to donate 30 Kindle devices to The Reader.
“We are dedicated to encouraging more young people to experience the joy of reading and think The Reader’s mission to bring the community together through group reading is a fantastic way to help local youngsters succeed.”
The Reader’s founder and director, Jane Davis, added: “On behalf of our charity and our local readers, I would like to say a huge thank you to Edmon and the Amazon Warrington team for this generous donation. We see first-hand how ‘reading for pleasure’ plays a fundamental role in a children’s education, specifically group reading, which facilitates a sense of community and a shared love for reading. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue pioneering the use of Shared Reading and look forward to seeing our Readers – young and old – enjoying their new devices.”
The donation forms part of the “Amazon In The Community” programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.


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