STAFF at Leigh Infirmary are being encouraged to sign up to a reading challenge.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has joined forces with the National Reading Agency to encourage staff to take part in the Six Book Challenge scheme.

The challenge invites staff to read six pieces  that ranging from fiction books, to a poem or comic before the end of September 2014 and record their thoughts about each read in a Reading Diary.

Staff will receive a specific Six Book Challenge reward every time they complete one of their six “reads”.

Cheryl Dagnall, Trust Librarian says: “The six book challenge is a fun and simple way to build reading confidence and literacy skills.

“These skills can in turn help improve chances in life and reduce stress. It also aims to help adults get into reading for pleasure, often for the first time.”