The support of others is crucial to us and helps to ensure that our message about the importance and power of shared reading is heard and understood.
We could not have taken our Reading Revolution as far as we have without plenty of backing and encouragement. We are incredibly fortunate to be supported by a number of prominent individuals who have put their name to our cause.
“Everything The Reader Organisation touches turns to gold.” Howard Jacobson, Booker Prize-winner 2010
They, like us, believe strongly that reading for pleasure has the capacity to dramatically transform lives and see how this belief is given practical life through our energy, dedication, and most importantly, in the extraordinary results of our work.
“The many initiatives The Reader Organisation has set-up on Merseyside and beyond show that reading can make us feel both better in ourselves and better about ourselves. They also democratise the reading process, by taking poems, classics and literary novels out of the classroom into the community.” Blake Morrison
Our supporters include:
- Blake Morrison
- David Almond
- A.S. Byatt
- David Constantine
- Frank Cottrell Boyce
- Howard Jacobson
- Erwin James
- Brian Keenan
- Anna Lawrence Pietroni
- Andrew Motion
- Lemn Sissay
- Jeanette Winterson
- Professor Louis Appleby, former NHS Director for Mental Health
“Wellbeing and good mental health come from connecting with other people – family, friends or colleagues – and from taking part in something worthwhile. Get Into Reading provides both of these, as well as the sheer pleasure of the book. Reading aloud, or listening to someone read aloud, is a relationship-building shared experience.”
- Dr. David Fearnley, Medical Director, Mersey Care NHS Trust
“Get Into Reading is one of the most significant developments to have taken place in Mersey Care NHS Trust and mental health practice in the last ten years.”
- Kathy Doran, Chief Executive, NHS Wirral
“I’ve commissioned Get Into Reading – and it has proven a smart investment in improving mental health and wellbeing”.