RAISING MONEY, RAISING READERS
In the UK, nearly 1,000,000 children don’t have a book of their own (National Literacy Trust). Having access to books and developing a love of reading for pleasure is vital for a child’s future. Our vision is to see more children, from all backgrounds, developing a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and benefitting from the improved life chances this brings them. By making a donation or raising funds for World Book Day, you can help us change lives through a love of books and reading.
The funds you raise help us to:
- Give every child a book of their own
A donation of £1/€1.50 helps us get book tokens and books to children across the UK and Ireland. For 1 in 5 children receiving free school meals the World Book Day £1/€1.50 book is the first they have had of their own. (2021 National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey)
- Encourage more children to read for pleasure
By making books fun and accessible, we transform attitudes to reading encouraging more families, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to enjoy books together.
- Reach children and families experiencing inequality to support life-changing reading
Working with local communities, libraries and charity partners we deliver exciting activities to encourage reading and get books to the children and young people who need them most.
Click below to download our 2024 Fundraising Pack