Author Jojo Moyes will put forward £360,000 to save adult literacy scheme Quick Reads.
The scheme, which publishes short books for adults who struggle to read, appealed last month for a new sponsor to cover its £120,000-a-year running costs. After the end of a partnership with Galaxy chocolate, The Reading Agency, who run the scheme, was unable to secure long-term sponsorship for it.
Novelist and Telegraph contributor Moyes is one of dozens of bestselling authors who have written books for the charity since it was founded in 2005, alongside Lynda La Plante, Andy McNab and Jeffrey Archer.
Moyes, 48, has described the scheme’s books as a “gateway drug” for people with limited literacy skills.
“Having written a Quick Reads myself and spoken to readers who had benefited from the scheme, I knew how important it was,” said Moyes, whose novel Me Before You was adapted into a 2016 film starring Emilia Clarke.