Howard Lake | 18 November 2010 | News Duchess of Cornwall becomes Patron of the National Literacy Trust Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has become Patron of the National Literacy Trust. The announcement was made at a reception, attended by the Duchess and famous children’s authors, which marked 15 years of the National Literacy Trust’s programme for children in disadvantaged communities.A class of thirty children aged nine and ten from St Augustine’s CE Primary School in Westminster were the lucky winners of a “bus journey of reading” which saw the bus travel down London’s Pall Mall to Clarence House to collect Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.Armed with their ‘golden tickets’, the youngsters boarding the Routemaster number 15 bus were greeted by bus conductor Wally (of Where’s Wally? fame) and enjoyed storytelling and activity sessions by children’s authors including Jeremy Strong and Tommy Donbavand.After the bus journey, The Duchess of Cornwall met supporters past and present at a reception to celebrate the work of the charity’s National Young Readers’ Programme in encouraging hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged youngsters to develop a love of reading.Director of the National Literacy Trust, Jonathan Douglas, said: “Her Royal Highness’s support will help us to ensure children and adults across the UK have the literacy skills they need for a happier, healthier and more prosperous life”.www.literacytrust.org.uk 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.