The Dolly Parton’s UK Imagination Library has reached a major milestone having now delivered over 200,000 books to under-5s across the United Kingdom (UK).
In addition to celebrating this milestone the scheme has also reached another landmark in extending its relationship with its first major sponsor from the private sector.
Wates Giving, the charitable program run by the Wates Family, owners of the Wates Group, is funding the Imagination Library to deliver books to under-5s in Reading and Luton. This venture forms part of the Wates Group and Wates Giving’s commitment to support literacy in communities. Around 2,000 books are set to be delivered to babies born in Luton from 1st January 2010 in the first year alone, and this figure is expected to grow to a mammoth half a million books over the next five years.
Tim Wates, Chairman, Wates Family Holdings said: “We are delighted to sponsor The Imagination Library. Through Wates Giving we are active supporters of education programs like this which aim to inspire children and help them to achieve their potential.”
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