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Fundraising

Fundraising

FUNDRAISING

World Book Day wants to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. We believe that having access to books and developing a love of reading for pleasure is vital for a child’s future and we want to bring the magic of books to children and young people everywhere.  

Every year, schools and nurseries across the country fundraise as part of their World Book Day celebrations. Thanks to these wonderful schools and nurseries, we can bring books to the children and young people who need them most – with World Book Day providing books in the UK and Ireland and Book Aid International sending books across the world.

Reading is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success.

The funds you raise will help us to:

  • GIVE EVERY CHILD A BOOK OF THEIR VERY OWN
    A donation of £1 helps us to get £1 Book tokens and books to every child, through every school or nursery, across the UK and Ireland. Every year children look forward to receiving their £1 Book token, and for 1 in 3 child receiving free school meals the World Book Day £1 Book is the first they have had of their own
  • CHANGE LIVES ACROSS THE WORLD
    Help Book Aid International send books to children in some of the poorest communities around the world. Every £2 you give helps send another book that can enrich, improve and change lives. Last year, schools raised enough to send 47,335 books to the people who need them most.
  • BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER THROUGH BOOKS
    Get World Book Day books to family visit days in every prison across the UK. A donation of £1 helps families to start reading together and helps make family visit day happy and memorable.
  • ENCOURAGE READING FOR PLEASURE FOR ALL AGES
    Work with local communities, with BookTrust, National Literacy Trust, The Reading Agency, to deliver exciting activities to encourage reading together, and to get books to areas that need most help. £1 makes sure that 10 children receive a £1 book of their own.
  • GET BRAND NEW BOOKS TO CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL
    Join thousands of schools and children taking part in a sponsored Readathon on World Book Day, to help bring the magic of books and storytellers to children in hospital around the UK

You can see more about how World Book Day makes a difference here

There are lots of ways to get involved and help us with our mission. Whether you host a fun reading event at school, hold a sponsored reading challenge or organise your own unique fundraising event, we hope you make fundraising part of your World Book Day celebrations. Every £1 that you raise goes towards giving a child a book of their own, so no fundraising event is too small!  Below you will find easy fundraising ideas and free resources to make your fundraising a big success. 

NB If you are a school who fundraised for Book Aid International on World Book Day 2020, please refer to the Book Aid International website for details on how to pay your money in. 

FUNDRAISING IDEAS

OUR PARTNERS

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

A partnership with World Book Day will give your organisation the opportunity to encourage more children, from all backgrounds, to develop the life-long habit of reading for pleasure that will improve their life chances.

World Book Day will help you to celebrate the importance of reading together, to fundraise creatively and to engage in inspiring volunteering opportunities. Your support will help World Book Day to support and encourage today’s children to be a generation of readers, and to offer every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Get in touch if you are interested in working with us. We look forward to hearing from you. 

HOW TO DONATE

There are lots of ways to give to World Book Day. If you have raised money for us, you can pay it in using any of the methods below:

Online

Donate online via our Just Giving page.

By phone

To pay in money you have raised using a credit or debit card, please check back here for contact telephone details as we will make these available soon. If in the meantime you have any questions, please email [email protected]

By cheque

Please make cheques payable to World Book Day and send to:
World Book Day Ltd,
6 Bell Yard,
London WC2A 2JR.

Please include a note with your name and address so we know who to thank

BACS transfer

Email us at [email protected] with your contact details and we’ll be happy to help with providing payment details. 

World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK & Ireland.
Registered charity number 1079257

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World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.