Staff from Leeds funeral home Wm. Dodgson & Son participated in a ‘Readathon’ at a local primary school at the World book Day celebration.
Martin Dodgson MBE, Keith Barber (community relations) and David Calder (funeral director) from the funeral home in the village of Kippax, spent 1 March 2012 reading short stories to schoolchildren.
The effort was part of a fund-raising event to support the children’s charities CLIC Sergeant and The Roald Dahl Foundation. Teachers and pupils went to school dressed as characters from famous books.
After the event, head teacher Mrs Vicky Ford was presented with book tokens worth £25 by Colin Muhl, operations manager (Yorkshire) for the company.
Muhl said: “We are very lucky here at Wm. Dodgson & Son in Kippax to have a very good community around us and it makes us extremely proud and happy to be accepted as part of that community and to be able to help in this way”.
Photo: Back row: Vicky Ford, Martin Dodgson MBE, Wendy Speight (funeral arranger at Kippax), David Calder and Keith Barbe. Front row: schoolchildren in costume.