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Gaby Roslin presents our BBC Radio 4 appeal

12 Aug 2018

Gaby Roslin - BBC Radio 4 appeal

We are thrilled to announce that our BBC Radio 4 charity appeal is now live, presented by TV and radio favourite Gaby Roslin.

Head to the BBC Radio 4 appeal website to listen now!

In our appeal, Gaby shares the story of Ashley and Jaden – a mother and son who were supported by the National Literacy Trust to develop the literacy skills they needed to escape the intergenerational cycle of low literacy and poverty they were trapped in.

We would like to thank Gaby for presenting our appeal and for her fantastic support of the charity. Here Gaby tells us what the National Literacy Trust means to her:

“The work [the National Literacy Trust] does is incredible. I’m passionate about books. I grew up in a house where there were books everywhere. When my little girls were smaller, we never put books on the bookshelves. We put them on the floor so they could scrabble around and they could look at books, open books – they devoured books! They both now love books – we all do as a family. One of the things that the National Literacy Trust does which I think is so special is they go and put books into kids’ hands – kids who have never had their own book. I think it’s something wonderful. I can’t tell you how much I adore this charity. What they do is so special and if you can help too, I would love that. Thank you so much.”

Gaby Roslin

You can listen to the appeal on BBC iPlayer and donate here.

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