Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, will collect a National Lottery Award at a glittering awards ceremony which is set to be broadcast on BBC1.
The Newcastle-based project was voted the nation’s favourite education project by viewers.
Delighted staff will be seen receiving their prize at the star-studded ceremony on Wednesday.
The Seven Stories team travelled to London for the bash at the world-famous Pinewood Studios where they met host John Barrowman and Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons’ Den fame.
A short film featuring a surprise visit to the centre by Saturdays’ star Mollie King will also be shown.
The National Lottery Awards recognise and reward the inspirational impact of National Lottery funded projects across all sections of society. National Lottery players raise millions for good causes throughout the UK every week.
Kate Edwards, Seven Stories’ chief executive, said: “It’s such a privilege that so many people think that our work is so important that they voted us winner in the Best Education Project category.
“British children’s books are among the most inventive and inspiring in the world, and this prize goes to show that they will always have a special place in homes up and down the country.”
The National Lottery Stars show can be seen on BBC1, Wednesday, at 10.30pm.