Star Linvoy to attend certificate ceremony

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POMPEY hero Linvoy Primus will hand out certificates to hard-working students at a Portsmouth education centre.

The former defender, who is the club’s goodwill ambassador, will attend a prize-giving ceremony at the Kip McGrath education Centre at the Cumberland Business Centre in Northumberland Road on January 27.

The centre provides young people aged from six to 16 with professional tuition in English and maths.

Linvoy, a supporter of the charity Faith and Football, is linked to the centre through his Extra Time project, which offers mentoring to school children who have difficulty reading.

He said: ‘Faith and Football loves helping children to read with its Extra Time volunteer reading programme.

‘It is great that we can work together with Kip McGrath Education Centres to do this.’

Howard Jones, director of Kip McGrath in Portsmouth, said: ‘We wanted to work together as we both have a vision to improve children’s skills, school experience and future opportunities.

‘We will be giving a donation and all the proceeds of the evening to Faith and Football.’

Mr Jones and his wife Linda, centre director, have been helping children improve their skills for six years.

Mrs Jones added: ‘This year we are helping more than 100 children each week to gain confidence, and make progress in reading, writing, spelling and maths.

‘Not only is our centre newer and brighter, but we also have new programmes and resources.

‘All of these developments will allow us to help even more children to get the help they need.’

The ceremony runs from 3.45pm until 5pm.

For more information, contact Howard or Linda on (023) 9275 5923.