National Literacy Trust Hub in Middlesbrough Highly Commended in Third Sector Business Charity Awards

21 Apr 2016
Neonatal Middlesbrough

The National Literacy Trust Hub in Middlesbrough was Highly Commended at the Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards for our work with Middlesbrough Council’s Public Health department and Bliss, the charity for babies who are born premature or sick. 

Our initiative at James Cook University Hospital, where we have distributed literacy packs to new parents to encourage them to make reading with their children a priority from the day they are born, was Highly Commended in the Charity Partnership (Public Sector) category.

Following the announcement last night, Allison Potter, manager of the National Literacy Trust in Middlesbrough, said: “We are very proud to have this fantastic recognition for our work with Middlesbrough Council’s Public Health department and Bliss. Partnerships are central to our National Literacy Trust Hubs and this collaboration with the public sector demonstrates the potential of existing public services to tackle low literacy in communities.”