Andrew recently visited Brigg Children's Centre to launch the Imagination Library in Brigg and Broughton. Andrew was joined by Broughton Town Mayor, Cllr Holly Mumby-Croft and Broughton Cllr Keith Portess. The scheme, which was brought to North Lincolnshire Council by Andrew and is funded by the Council, provides free books in the post every month to every child under 5 across North Lincolnshire. The scheme now has 5,000 children signed up in North Lincolnshire.
This week Andrew visited Keadby Children's Centre with local councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Imagination Library launching on the Isle.
The Goole and Snaith Imagination Library was set up by Andrew to cover children in the East Riding part of the constituency. Andrew raises all of the money for this scheme himself.
Andrew says, "It is fantastic that over 5,000 children are benefiting from the Imagination Library scheme across North Lincs and the East Riding. I am proud that by working with North Lincs Council under the leadership of Liz Redfern, we have been able to prioritise the education of our children and enable them to enjoy books. What is shocking is that this scheme was under threat by Labour who failed to support it when it was introduced into the Council's budget. As a former teacher, I know just how important books are and by encouraging reading we can improve the future education prospects of a whole generation of young people."