Adele Parks – Middlesbrough Reads ambassador
In October 2019, award-winning local author Adele Parks visited Middlesbrough, where she saw first-hand the work of Middlesbrough Reads. First, she attended an EWT session at Easterside, then met Helen Ede at Newham Bridge, to hear about how National Literacy Trust (NLT) programmes have enhanced their ‘reading for pleasure’ agenda. She then visited the neonatal ward at James Cook Hospital, meeting with Sue Thompson, who helped establish the initiative in Middlesbrough.
Adele, who was already a trustee of the NLT, has become the Middlesbrough Hub’s ambassador, meaning she gets involved in local activity more often.
Read an interview with Adele Parks, ambassador for Middlesbrough Reads.