Thursday 23 February 2017 was one of the hardest days we’ve ever had at The Reader. Storm Doris caused significant damage across the Liverpool City Region; at one point the Liverpool Echo reported winds of 100mph at the Port of Liverpool. We are devastated to have to confirm that Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things, our pop up family experience on Liverpool ONE’s Thomas Steers Way, was damaged beyond repair.
The Reader is a charity. Our mission is to get great literature into the hands of people who need it.
Thousands of families will be disappointed, plus profits from the event were due to support The Reader’s Shared Reading groups and The Storybarn, our children’s literature centre in Liverpool's Calderstones Park. The financial implications for the charity are significant - The Reader has already spent £55,000 to set up the event, as well as staff costs, and now faces the financial hit of the loss of ticket sales.
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