Cash boost for children’s reading project

Linvoy goes head to head with Rotary: Left to right Chris Fairall, David Middleton, Linvoy Primus and John Dykes Picture: Naomi Hargreaves

Linvoy goes head to head with Rotary: Left to right Chris Fairall, David Middleton, Linvoy Primus and John Dykes Picture: Naomi Hargreaves

Michelle Bates, WO2 Lloyd Gillingham, Noah, six, and Gunner Ryan Hancock
Pictures: Habibur Rahman

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A ROTARY group gave £3,000 to the charity Faith and Football, which was founded by Pompey favourite Linvoy Primus.

The Portsmouth North Rotary Club raised the cash through a number of activities, including participating in the Dragon Boat Festival, where they came fourth in the final race.

The money will sponsor the charity’s Extra Time Literacy Scheme, which helps children improve their reading skills

It will mean the scheme can keep going for the next 12 months.

David Middleton, the club’s president, said: ‘We are very impressed with what Faith and Football does for the youth of Portsmouth – its work is incredibly valuable.

‘There are so many children in the city who struggle with reading, which is the single most important building block of life. So when we heard about this scheme and read some of the comments from teachers on its success we just wanted to be involved.

‘Linvoy is not only a shining example to children, he is also a superb ambassador for the football club and the city.’

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