BookTrust and Big Give: Double the joy of reading together

Published on: 14 Mawrth 2024

Donate to BookTrust's Reading Together appeal through Big Give this week... and your gift will be doubled!

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Donate now and double your impact

For one week only, BookTrust is teaming up with Big Give to give our supporters the opportunity to make double the difference.

All donations made through the Big Give website from 19-26 March won't only support our mission to bring the life-changing benefits of reading to as many children as possible, but will also be matched by Big Give.

That means every donation will have double the impact, making a difference where it's needed the most.

Why reading matters

Research consistently shows the many ways reading can transform a child's life. A child who reads is more likely to do better at school, be happier and more creative, experience better mental wellbeing, and have a greater chance of overcoming disadvantage caused by inequalities.

Sharing stories and reading together also fosters strong bonds between children and their parents or carers and builds feelings of safety and security – all crucial elements for their overall happiness, social skills and development.

Every child should have access to these life-enhancing benefits and the joys of reading and books, but unfortunately, too many children are still missing out.

Donations always make a real difference, but during the Big Give week the impact will be even bigger.

What your donations can do

A £12 donation, matched to £24, could provide six refugee families with dual-language books, supporting their children's integration into a new country through the joy of reading.

Or a £30 contribution, doubled to £60, could put carefully selected books into the hands of 20 toddlers from low-income families, giving them the chance to be inspired and discover the magic of reading early in life.

Donate through the Big Give now and help us to make sure no child misses out on the lifelong benefits of reading.

Donate now and double your impact

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How your support makes a difference

Find out how you shared the magic of reading with thousands of children and families across the country in 2022-23.

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