Middlesbrough Reading Campaign celebrates International Women’s Day with Steph McGovern

13 Mar 2014

The Middlesbrough Reading Campaign supported International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March at a special day in Middlesbrough Town Hall which had Steph McGovern as a guest speaker.

The campaign got involved with the buzzing event by hosting a stand giving away adult titles by female authors from Lucie Whitehouse to Claire Messud. Allison Potter, Middlesbrough Hub Manager also told visitors at the “inspiring change” event about the National Literacy Trust’s Early Words Together programme in a bid to recruit potential new volunteers. Middlesbrough bred TV presenter Steph McGovern was one of several women who spoke at the “inspiring change” event whose theme was “supporting women and girls across Teesside to be the best they can be”. 

Steph, who sent a photo of herself reading the BBC autocue to support the launch of the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign in 2013, came over to our stall and chatted to Middlesbrough Hub Manager, Allison Potter.

Allison Potter says:

“It was great for us to have a presence at this wonderful event which had so many inspiring role models for young women to look up to. I really enjoyed talking to the guests about our exciting plans for phase 2 of the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign and now have some fantastic volunteers signed up who are eager to help us get cracking!”