Royal Good Wishes
The Duchess, reading to a class of
Transport for London employee
The Duchess of Cornwall has sent her good wishes for the success of Read a Book for Charity.
In a letter from Clarence House, she has told David Davis, founder of the world’s first online library dedicated to raising funds for charity, that she was “always delighted to hear from those, such as yourself, who are working to support charitable organisations, and encourage a love of literacy.
“This comes with warmest thanks and good wishes”.
David has replied thanking the Duchess for her kind words of encouragement and added: “Reading is an essential element of education and communication and I know you will be pleased to be advised that Read a Book for Charity, in the short time since it was launched, is already attracting increasing support of people from all walks of life; in turn, it is raising awareness of the charities which the Davis Family Foundation is supporting.”
An avid reader, The Duchess has a strong interest in shining a spotlight on the importance of literacy. She is Patron of several organisations which promote and support literacy, including: National Literacy Trust, Book Trust, First Story, the Wicked Young Writer Awards and Beanstalk.
In media interviews, she has revealed: ‘I spend my life reading to my grandchildren, trying to get them to concentrate. It takes you completely out of yourself. ‘You can forget about everything else and bury yourself in a book.’