Between January and March, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Liz Green will champion literacy and community engagement as she visits all forty-six libraries across Hertfordshire. She will also raise funds for Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF), who support small charities across the county.
The tour, themed ‘The joy of reading and the impact of low literacy,' will highlight literacy challenges faced by individuals in prisons, on probation and in our communities. Liz will also raise awareness of the varied community activities that libraries offer for people of all ages.
Expressing her commitment to making a positive impact, Liz will highlight the practical day to day challenges posed by low literacy skills. "Many of us take being able to read for granted, but applying for work, reading a bus timetable or instructions on a medicine bottle are just three examples of the difficulties those with low literacy face". Through her visits to charities during her year as High Sheriff, Liz is actively supporting initiatives to improve literacy, as well as combat the stigma associated with low literacy, as well as highlighting the importance of reading, both for work and for pleasure.
Beyond the literacy focus, Liz aims to raise funds for the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire’s charitable fund. The fund is managed by Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF), who play a crucial role in supporting small charities throughout the county.
Join Liz on her tour, not only as she promotes literacy, but as she actively champions and supports HCF in their mission to make a meaningful impact on local communities across Hertfordshire.
For more information about Liz's tour, please visit the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire's website
To make a donation to The High Sheriff's Fund: