In January 2019, St George’s Shopping Centre embarked on an exciting project, with the aim to improve literacy for local primary school children and encourage more children in the community to read and write stories for fun.

In order to inspire young children to get reading, bring out a little creativity and put pen to paper, they teamed up with bestselling author David P. Perlmutter.

David has been working with local schoolchildren to create a children’s story book featuring real life stories from the children at Roxeth Primary, Roxbourne Primary and St George’s Catholic Primary Schools, with the ultimate aim to raise funds to provide literacy support for primary school children in Harrow, via their charity of the year, Coram Beanstalk.

St George’s Shopping Centre have chosen Coram Beanstalk as their Charity of the Year for 2019 and 70% of the funds raised from the sale of the book will contribute to a number of literacy programmes.

The book will be available to buy from Bru and the St. George’s management office on level 2 from Friday, September 13. It will also be available to download at Amazon. There will also be a book signing on Saturday, September 14, from 12pm to 4pm in the centre with David.