BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, is calling on members of the public to donate to BookTrust’s festive appeal and light up a child in care’s Christmas. Christmas can be an especially tough time for a child in care and a surprise book gift shows them that someone is thinking of them. By donating just £10 you can give a child the gift of escaping, making their days a little easier. Head to the BookTrust website booktrust.org.uk now to donate and help improve a child’s life.
Through The Letterbox Club, BookTrust sends book parcels out during the year to children in care. For many children, it may be the first time they have had a letter or parcel through the post – and for some, these may be the first books they’ve owned. This Christmas, BookTrust wants to surprise these children, by sending each child a special book gift.
BookTrust have carefully selected six hardback books to send to children aged 3-13 years old- including Three Little Owls illustrated by Quentin Blake, Creaturepedia and National Geographic’s Weird but True. The Books are picked according to the age of the child and each child will receive a specially- created festive poster and postcard by illustrator Adam Stower.
BookTrust CEO Diana Gerald said:
“Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for children in care. Books have the magical ability to transform children to different worlds and to make them feel a part of something special. Why not donate today and help make a child in care’s Christmas that bit brighter.”
Surely it is worth giving a little bit of your time to Booktrust so that they can really make a difference for some of the country’s most vulnerable children this Christmas?
It really doesn’t take much of YOUR time, and it really would make so much difference to these children, so go on…