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Lincoln mums’ business wins national award

Two Lincoln mums have won a national award for their business, Storybook Days.

They won the Best Local Activity in the children 5-12 years category in the sixth annual What’s On 4 Little Ones awards.

The award celebrates the best activities, classes, volunteers and venues from throughout the UK as nominated and voted for by parents and parents-to-be.

Developed in 2010 by Sarah Hollomby and Leanne Taylor, the company provides creative workshops for children in the Lincoln area to encourage reading and writing.

Storybook Days is inspired by well-known children’s books, and activities include, drama, craft, games, storytelling and outdoor events.

The activities are developed for primary aged children, specific to each different age range. Storybook Day deliver their workshops in schools, libraries, and at events.

Presenter and model Lucy Piper handing the award to Sarah Hollomby and Leanne Taylor

On receiving the award, Sarah Hollamby said: “It was a great award ceremony and we were delighted and surprised to win.

“The awards acknowledged the work of some of the biggest organisations who support parents and babies, including the NCT and Water Babies, so it was great we were part of the event.”

Co-partner, Leanne Taylor commented: “It has been an exciting two years, we have seen work grow and develop, allowing us to deliver in some interesting and varied venues, some of which include, Riverside Theatre in Louth, the Usher Art Gallery and the Drill Hall.“

She added: “2012 is our busiest year to date, in the last month we have taken popular books such as The Borrowers and The Secret Garden to Ascough Fee Hall, The Big Fuzzy to Spalding Library, and The Magic Far Away Tree and Kensuke’s Kingdom to a Boston School.”