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Meet the winners of the Orangutan Foundation Children’s Writing Competition!

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Last October we announced Lovereading4kids involvement and support of the Orangutan Awareness Week writing competition. The judging panel received over 300 entries and said they were enormously proud and impressed with the creativity and insight expressed in each of them.

Each child wrote a story or poem to the theme of ‘The Orangutan’s World’, and every entry did a fantastic job at highlighting the problems that orangutans and their rainforests face. Selecting the winners was an incredibly difficult undertaking as the standard was so high, but our guest judge Joanna Lumley was finally able to select her favourites!

We are delighted to announce that Morgan Davidson, Angeline Islam, and Toby Mawer have won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes (respectively) for the 6-9 Year Old category, and Eloise Blakey, Jacob Bicker, and Orla Dalby have won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (respectively) for the 10-13 Year Old category! Congratulations to all!  Special mentions also went to Hannah Tudor, Daniel Pilling, Imogen Caughan, George Astill and Catherine Douneen.


The prize winners have not only won a number of incredible prizes, and you can read both 1st place winners below.

Joanna Lumley said  ‘Keep on writing and thinking and believing. Soon, you will inherit the earth and your dear goodness will keep it safe.’

Winner of the 6 – 9 Year old category Morgan Davidson






























Winner of the 10 – 13 Year old category Eloise Blakey

David Walliams and Joanna Lumley to appear in special event to support Trust creating an enchanted land of children’s stories

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Award-winning and internationally successful children’s author David Walliams has teamed up with Joanna Lumley to support her charity – The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust – in a special event for families at Cadogan Hall, London on Saturday 19th March, 10.30am.

The two stars in conversation promise a hilarious, interactive morning of tall tales and quirky questions, they will share their comic chemistry and love of stories with a theatre full of young fans and avid readers of David’s incredibly popular books.  Every ticket-holder will also receive a copy of Grandpa’s Great Escape and can have it signed by author David Walliams himself!

The lucky audience will be treated to a marvellous morning giving a peek into the world of one of the biggest selling children’s authors who has captured the imaginations of a whole new generation and is getting more and more children reading. His books, including Awful Auntie, Gangsta Granny and The Boy in the Dress, which are all published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, have been translated into over 46 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.

Often referred to as the new ‘Roald Dahl’, David Walliams is the perfect partner to help highlight the work of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, of which Joanna Lumley is Patron.

The event at Cadogan Hall is suitable for all children and adults aged 4 and over. Tickets priced £25 (including a copy of Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams) are on sale from Cadogan Hall Box Office: 020 7730 4500

Orangutan Awareness Week Creative Writing Competition

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Lovereading4kids have teamed up with National Geographic Kids to support Orangutan Awareness Week (9 – 15 November 2015) and offer young writers the chance to win some amazing prizes including a £50 Lovereading4kids voucher.

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