Axis Foundation Supports Wimbledon BookFest

Donation will fund free books for schoolchildren

The Axis Foundation has donated £10,000 to Wimbledon BookFest – funding free books for 2,000 local schoolchildren attending Bookfest’s World Book Day events.

This year, BookFest will welcome World Book Day authors Tọlá Okogwu and Louie Stowell, Carnegie Medal winner Frank Cottrell-Boyce and the acclaimed writing duo Katie and Kevin Tsang to the New Wimbledon Theatre on the 25 and 26 March.

Festival Director Fiona Razvi said: ‘Developing a love of reading for pleasure is incredibly important and has a lifelong impact on a child’s prospects. Children who attend BookFest events and go home with own copy of the book leave the events feeling inspired and excited about literature. We are incredibly grateful to the Axis Foundation for their generous donation.’

Michael Hayes, Trustee of the Axis Foundation said; ‘The Axis Foundation is delighted to support Wimbledon Bookfest. We believe that encouraging young people to read – for both pleasure and education – is vitally important. Giving every child who attends the World Book Day events is a real pleasure for us and we hope through our donation to help Bookfest inspire the next generation of readers.’

The Axis Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2008 by Axis Europe CEO, John Hayes. The Axis Foundation donates to small, local and impactful causes to give back to communities across the UK.

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