Give a child in care the gift of a book this Christmas

BookTrust is asking people to donate £10 to give some of the country’s neediest children receive a book this Christmas.

The reading charity wants to surprise more than 11,000 vulnerable children who are part of its Letterbox Club with an extra gift this December.

The project sends personalised parcels out to kids in care every month for six months, and is now in its 15th year.

The deliveries include books, maths games and stationary, to inspire a love of literacy and numeracy.

For many, it will be the first time they have had a letter or parcel through the post. For some, these are the first books they have ever owned.

Booktrust Christmas campaign Letterbox Club

BookTrust has selected six age-appropriate hardback books for three to 13 year olds for their Christmas gift, including Flip Flap Jungle by Axel Scheffler and Hidden World Animals by Libby Walden and Stephanie Fizer Coleman.

Each child will also receive a special festive poster by Nick Sharratt, a letter from Jacqueline Wilson and a Letterbox Club joke book containing joke submitted by participants.

Would you like to donate? Head to booktrust.org.uk

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