MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Benwick - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Benwick - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

As part of MP Steve Barclay’s work to encourage reading during the school holidays, his office has raised over 2,000 new books for Year 4 children which are in the process of being distributed throughout North East Cambridgeshire.

Cavalry - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Cavalry - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

He said: “I am thrilled to have raised enough books for every Year 4 child in the constituency to receive a new book in time for summer.

“The Read to Succeed initiative helps greatly with school literacy when children return after the summer break, and I hope that many more children join the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library as a result.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the local businesses and residents who have kindly supported the campaign.”

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Mepal and Witcham - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Mr Barclay launched the campaign threee years ago after a number of teachers raised concerns that many children fail to make progress during the summer holiday, when they are out of school.


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In the back of every book donated via the Read to Succeed campaign is a library token, which each child can take to their local library and take part in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Those who complete the challenge can win prizes including:

Murrow - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Murrow - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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• Film screening at The Light Cinema

• Swimming pool party at a local swimming pool

• Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ Workshop Session with Rhubarb Theatre

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Metcalf Copeman Pettifer - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

• Fenland Bushcraft Workshop Session

• Animal handling workshop with Lion Learners

Individual Prize Winners will also be invited to a tour around the Houses of Parliament

Wisbech St Mary - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Wisbech St Mary - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Last year, the Read to Succeed campaign resulted in a 50 per cent increase in children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library

Mr Barclay said: “With the campaign now being in its third year, I hope we can exceed last year’s success with even more children taking part in the summer reading challenge.”

Catherine Pearson, local parent, said: “I would encourage anyone, where able to, to support this initiative.

Lionel Walden - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Lionel Walden - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

“Anything that can help to increase children’s interest and enjoyment of reading has to be worthwhile.

“My own daughter has taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge and was fortunate to be one of the prize winners last year.”

Leverington - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Leverington - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Read to Succeed 2018 donors:

Bishop of Ely

McDonald’s (Wisbech and Little Downham)

Lamb Weston - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Lamb Weston - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Peter Humphrey Associates Ltd (Wisbech)

Fenland Produce (Wisbech)

Lamb Weston (Wisbech)

Glebelands - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Glebelands - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Bowsers Solicitors (Wisbech)

J E Band & Sons (Whittlesey)

Bulley Davey Accountants (Wisbech)

Friday Bridge - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Friday Bridge - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Metcalfe Copeman and Pettefar (Wisbech)

Swann Edwards (Guyhirn)

Nestle Purina Pet Care (Wisbech)

Elm Church of England - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local chi

Elm Church of England - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Fink Developments (March)

NFU Mutual (March and Chatteris)

AstraZeneca (Cambridge)

Elm Church of England - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local chi

Elm Church of England - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Clarion Futures (March)

British Sugar (Peterborough)

Stainless Metalcraft (Chatteris)

Cavalry - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Cavalry - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Delfland Nursery Ltd (Doddington)

The Robert Hall Charity

The Littleport Society (Littleport)

Elm Church of England - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local chi

Elm Church of England - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Whittlesey Town Council

Fenland District Council

Chatteris Town Council

Burrowmoor - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Burrowmoor - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Wisbech St Mary Parish Council

Parson Drown Parish Council

Cavalry - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Cavalry - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Bulley Davey - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Bulley Davey - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Bowsers - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Bowsers - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Grammar - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Wisbech Grammar - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Grammar - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Wisbech Grammar - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Townley - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Townley - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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Tydd St Giles Kinderley - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Thomas Eaton - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Thomas Eaton - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Thomas Eaton - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Thomas Eaton - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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St Peter's - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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Thomas Eaton - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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Swann Edwards: James Burton, Gareth Edwards and Russell Swann - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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Ramnoth - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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Andrea Sutti, Nestle - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Peter Humphrey - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Peter Humphrey - MP Steve Barclay’s Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Peckover - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Peckover - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

Peckover - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children

Peckover - MP Steve Barclays Read to Succeed raises over 2,000 new books for local children - Credit: Archant

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