1,500 children get a book thanks to MP's Read to Succeed

Burrowmoor students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Burrowmoor students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

1,500 books were given to schoolchildren across East Cambridgeshire and Fenland as part of an annual reading campaign. 

Pupils in March, Wisbech and Whittlesey were among those to receive new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Swann Edwards Architects donated £200 to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign

Swann Edwards Architects donated £200 to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

It was made possible thanks to donations from local businesses including Anglian Water, Nestle Purina, Fraser Dawbarns, Swann Edwards, Bowsers and Peter Humphrey.

Read to Succeed was launched by the MP in 2016 – and has enjoyed spectacular success.

Bowsers donated £1,000 to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Bowsers donated £1,000 to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

It was launched with the expectation that every year 4 pupil across the constituency will receive a new book, which in turn links to a host of programmes being run by local libraries during the school holiday.   

Clarion Futures donated £3,000 to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Clarion Futures donated £3,000 to the sixth year of MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER


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He said the ethos of the campaign began when he realised that after visits to schools, he recognised that many children fail to make progress during the summer holiday, when they are out of school. Mr Barclay believes Read to Succeed can combat this.

Fraser Dawbarns donated £200 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Fraser Dawbarns donated £200 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read six books of their choice throughout the school summer holiday and once completed, children will receive a certificate at an awards ceremony.   

Nestle Purina donated £2,500 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Nestle Purina donated £2,500 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

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All books cover a wide range of abilities and interests so all children can enjoy the magic of reading. 

Peter Humphrey donated £100 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Peter Humphrey donated £100 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

MP Steve Barclay with a donation to his annual Read to Succeed campaign.

MP Steve Barclay with a donation to his annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Some of the books bought thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Some of the books bought thanks to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Whittlesey council donated £500 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Whittlesey council donated £500 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Connolly donated £250 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign.

Connolly donated £250 to MP Steve Barclay's Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Cambs Times editor John Elworthy with MP Steve Barclay' during his Read to Succeed campaign.

Cambs Times editor John Elworthy with MP Steve Barclay' during his Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Christchurch student with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Christchurch student with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Christchurch student with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Christchurch student with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Christchurch student with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Coates students with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Elm students with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Elm students with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Elm students with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Elm students with their new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Elm student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Elm student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Elm student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Elm student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Elm Road students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Elm Road students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Glebelands students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Glebelands students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Glebelands student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Glebelands student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Glebelands students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Glebelands students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Glebelands students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Glebelands students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kinderley Tydd St Giles students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kinderley Tydd St Giles students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Kingsfield students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Kingsfield students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Leverington students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Leverington students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Lionel Walden students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Lionel Walden students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Meadowgate students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Meadowgate students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Mepal students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Mepal students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Murrow students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Murrow students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

New Road students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

New Road students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Park Lane students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Park Lane students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Parson Drove students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Parson Drove students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Peckover student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Peckover student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Peckover students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Peckover students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Peckover students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. 

Peckover students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Ramnoth students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Ramnoth students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Ramnoth student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Ramnoth student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Ramnoth student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Ramnoth student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

St Peter's students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

St Peter's students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Thomas Eaton students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Thomas Eaton students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Westwood students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Westwood students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Wisbech Grammar School students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Wisbech Grammar School students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Wisbech Grammar School student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Wisbech Grammar School student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Wisbech Grammar School students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Wisbech Grammar School students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Wisbech St Mary students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Wisbech St Mary students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Alderman Jacobs students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Alderman Jacobs students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Alderman Jacobs students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Alderman Jacobs students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

All Saints students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

All Saints students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

All Saints student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

All Saints student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

All Saints student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

All Saints student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

All Saints student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

All Saints student with her new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Benwick students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Benwick students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Burrowmoor students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Burrowmoor students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Cavalry students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Cavalry students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER

Cavalry students with their new books thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign.

Cavalry student with his new book thanks to MP Steve Barclay's annual Read to Succeed campaign. - Credit: IAN CARTER


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