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 12,250 book gifts to vulnerable children who are part of its Letterbox Club.

Booktrust Christmas appeal 2019

The project sends personalised parcels out to kids in care every month for six months, and is now in its 16th year.

The deliveries include books, maths games and stationary, to inspire a love of literacy and numeracy, and will reach even more recipients this year.

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 Maisy’s Funfair, The Paddington Treasury, Very Important Animals, Great Adventurers, Guinness World Records 2020 and An Anthology of Intriguing Animals.

Each child will also receive a letter from Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell and a special festive poster and bookmark by Neal Layton.

One of the books sent out for the 2018 appeal with a specially-created joke book.

This is the third year we’ve donated and it is so simple to do. In fact, this time we’ve set up a monthly donation to support the charity’s work throughout the year.

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

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