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Gift a new beginning this holiday season

We don’t get to choose the opening chapter of our lives, but it’s never too late to change the story. 

This Christmas, your generosity has the power to help turn the page on illiteracy and change a child’s story forever.

Make your gift even more special by personalising your selection, message and destination.

This year, every donation is a Christmas miracle

After the disruptions to the education system over the last two years, the literacy of millions has suffered. Without the learning support they need now, young children are at risk of becoming illiterate adults.

Your donation can help change their story

Just £10 can provide a child with 3 books to help them lay the foundations for a brighter future, which is nothing short of a miracle.

Make your miracle personal

Give your donation an extra special touch by personalising your gift in just 3 steps.

STEP 1
Select how many books you want to gift this Christmas.

STEP 2
Write a special message to mark their new chapter of learning.

STEP 3
Choose a location or send the books where they are needed most.

Change Alfie's Story

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Eight-year-old Alfie* fell behind with his reading during the last year. His father is a taxi driver with limited income over the past 2 years which has made things difficult at home. Alfie* dreams of becoming a teacher when he grows up, but the daily struggle makes it tough to just learn the ABC’s.

Luckily, Alfie* attends one of our reading programs at a local community hub with his younger brother. The program has been a vital resource to keep them learning during school shutdowns.

The reading classes and mentoring have made a huge difference. Alfie* wants to be a teacher when he grows up to take care of people in his community. We think his dream will come true because the gift of literacy opens endless possibilities for children in need. 

Your gift opens up endless opportunities for children in need.

Alfie* would love nothing more than to learn to read, yet like 60% of children from marginalised communities, he doesn’t own a single book. This Christmas, your gift can help change his story forever. A gift of £10 will provide a child like Alfie* with 3 books, and help them turn the page on illiteracy.

UK Read is also part of The World Literacy Foundation’s mission to ensure that all children, regardless of geographic location, have the opportunity to acquire literacy skills and books to reach their full potential.

UK Reads is a registered charitable organization. Charity No. 1154264 Company No. 0847566

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