Swanswell’s taking part in a page-turning idea to get people reading
15 April 2013
Swanswell’s giving out dozens of free books to people affected by substance misuse, as part of an international campaign to celebrate books and encourage reading.
It’s World Book Night on 23 April and the national recovery charity, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, is joining in by giving clients the opportunity to read copies of famous books like Treasure Island and Casino Royale.
The books have been provided by the organisers of World Book Night – an industry-wide idea that is about giving books and encouraging people who don’t regularly read to have the opportunity to do so.
Limited copies of the books will be available to clients using Swanswell’s services in Barnsley, Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, and Sandwell. It’s the third time the charity has taken part in the campaign.
Debbie Bannigan, Swanswell’s Chief Executive, said: ‘We’re delighted to be taking part in World Book Night once again and to offer people the chance to read something they may not otherwise have thought about reading.
‘We have a wide range of really good books to give out this year. Reading can stimulate the imagination, so we hope it will inspire any budding authors among our clients to write their own amazing stories.’