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Congratulations to Raymond Briggs on winning the Booktrust lifetime achievement award.

Raymond Briggs, author of Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and The Snowman, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by children’s books charity Book Trust.

In a ceremony at The Southbank Centre Raymond’s emotional acceptance speech included reference to the many fan letters he continues to receive and the delight he feels when he learns his books have touched people’s lives.

The award was presented by fellow author and illustrator Chris Ridell – who was taught by Briggs at the Brighton School of Art.