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Our key partnership with McDonald’s restaurants and their Happy Readers campaign launched in 2013. 

Eight out of 10 families visit McDonald’s in the UK and Happy Meals are a key part of the McDonald’s fun, family dining experience. The McDonald’s Happy Readers campaign is a long-term initiative to help increase book ownership and encourage children in the UK to discover a love of reading. 

McDonald’s pledged to hand out at least 15 million fiction and non-fiction books to families across the UK by the end of 2014. To date McDonald’s have handed out 22.8 million books.

Marie Richards, Family Brand Manager, McDonald’s said:

We are thrilled to have the support and expertise of the National Literacy Trust on board as we look to grow our Happy Readers campaign and drive our commitment to getting popular books into the hands of families across the UK.

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.