South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has spoken of his “immense pride” after being appointed as a trustee of a local charity providing support for young people with dyslexia.
Tomorrow’s Generation Learning Centre is based in Lisvane, and was set up by Anders Hedlund, one of Wales’ most successful businessmen.
Mr Hedlund, who like Mr Davies suffers from dyslexia, set up IG Design Group in the 1970s, and it is now one of the world’s largest wrapping paper manufacturers.
He established Tomorrow’s Generation to provide specialist tuition for children with dyslexia, in addition to the support they receive in school.
Mr Davies said he was looking forward to “getting stuck in”, as joins Mr Hedlund and former Welsh rugby international Lee Byrne among the trustees.
Mr Davies said, “Lots of people remember me saying Brexit means breakfast, but few know the backstory. I’m dyslexic, and this was the reason I misread that pesky autocue.
“I’m hugely proud to have been asked to become a trustee of Tomorrow’s Generation, which Anders set up.
“Like me, he has dyslexia, but it has certainly not held him back, with IG Design Group now one of the largest wrapping paper manufacturers in the world.
“It was a pleasure to meet up at his Ystrad Mynach factory, as we made things official.
“I look forward to working alongside Anders, Lee and the rest of the trustees, to make a real difference to the lives of young people with dyslexia from across South Wales.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies will join Anders Hedlund and fellow trustee David Gow on the board of Tomorrow’s Generation]