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Help us reach 5000 children before it’s too late

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Help us reach 5000 children

 before it’s too late 

We believe every child should have access to, and be able to participate in literacy, yet there are thousands of children still in need of books and support. With your help, we will reach them.

Please gift your love of reading to a child today.

World Book Day takes place on 4th March and as wonderful activities take place across the country, children living in poverty will not be participating as they don’t have books at home and without support, struggle to read. Your donation means every day can be an enjoyable book day for children living in deprivation.

Your gift will help support a child like Mia

Make a gift today and change a life forever!

Make a gift today and change a life forever!

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Best selling authors back the campaign

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Reading for pleasure is known to be the most reliable predictor of a child’s success in later life and by increasing book ownership and literacy support, a life-long difference can be made to a child’s future. The pressures on parents who are already struggling financially to put a hot meal on the table each day, understandably don’t have the disposable income to spend on books and there’s also a serious problem for children and families who don’t have access to tech that can support their learning – especially during school closures as they’re not able to take part in online school activities.

 

-Emma Gannon, Writer and podcaster

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If a child struggles to read an exam question, how can we expect them to pass? There are children approaching their GCSE’s who are at serious risk of becoming illiterate adults let alone the younger children also living in poverty who are starting school with vocabulary up to 19 months behind their more affluent peers. World Book Day is one of the most fun days at school, my three boys love to dress up as their favourite characters and dive into wonderful stories. Whilst the day will be different for most children this year, taking part with online school activities, they, just like my kids, will be reaching for their bookshelves and engaging in this lovely day. The reality for thousands of children however, those who live in poverty, won’t be taking part with the same enthusiasm and this is why I am supporting ‘Before it’s too Late

 

-Sarah Turner, The UnMumsy Mum author

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I was very shy as a child and reading gave me a place to escape and to also find myself through characters and new perspectives. Stories gave me hope and confidence – characters felt like friends. I wish for every child to have the opportunity to find stories they enjoy and learn from, books that feel like support and inspiration for who they they can become and what their futures hold. Every child deserves a book of their own and what better day to gift our love of books to the next generation by supporting this campaign. I don’t know where I would be without them being such a significant part of my childhood.

 

-Bolu Babalola, Author, TV writer and culture journalist

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Reading for pleasure is known to be the most reliable predictor of a child’s success in later life and by increasing book ownership and literacy support, a life-long difference can be made to a child’s future. The pressures on parents who are already struggling financially to put a hot meal on the table each day, understandably don’t have the disposable income to spend on books and there’s also a serious problem for children and families who don’t have access to tech that can support their learning – especially during school closures as they’re not able to take part in online school activities.

 

-Emma Gannon, Writer and podcaster

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If a child struggles to read an exam question, how can we expect them to pass? There are children approaching their GCSE’s who are at serious risk of becoming illiterate adults let alone the younger children also living in poverty who are starting school with vocabulary up to 19 months behind their more affluent peers. World Book Day is one of the most fun days at school, my three boys love to dress up as their favourite characters and dive into wonderful stories. Whilst the day will be different for most children this year, taking part with online school activities, they, just like my kids, will be reaching for their bookshelves and engaging in this lovely day. The reality for thousands of children however, those who live in poverty, won’t be taking part with the same enthusiasm and this is why I am supporting ‘Before it’s too Late

 

-Sarah Turner, The UnMumsy Mum author

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I was very shy as a child and reading gave me a place to escape and to also find myself through characters and new perspectives. Stories gave me hope and confidence – characters felt like friends. I wish for every child to have the opportunity to find stories they enjoy and learn from, books that feel like support and inspiration for who they they can become and what their futures hold. Every child deserves a book of their own and what better day to gift our love of books to the next generation by supporting this campaign. I don’t know where I would be without them being such a significant part of my childhood.

 

-Bolu Babalola, Author, TV writer and culture journalist

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