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A love of books changes lives. Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better at school, as well as be more socially, culturally and emotionally prepared for life.

In fact, reading enjoyment is more important for a child's educational success than their family's financial or social status. There are lots of ways that you can help BookTrust change lives by getting children and families reading. 

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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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How you can support BookTrust

Become a Friend and open the magical world of books

Help us make a difference to children throughout the UK.

Corporate partnerships

We work with partners that share our values to deliver a wide range of business objectives, while raising funds to help get children reading.

New mum writes and publishes children’s book during maternity leave to raise money for BookTrust

Find out about Phili, who is donating the proceeds of her new children's book to BookTrust.

Do your own fundraising

Fundraising can be a great way to get your friends together and have fun, while doing something amazing for a cause you love.

Legacy donations

Leave a gift to BookTrust in your will and help children in years to come receive the books and support they need to get started on their reading journey.

Making gifts to BookTrust

Want to support BookTrust but looking for other ways to give financially? Here's how you can still donate and help get more children reading.

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Why reading matters

How we make a difference

BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.

Books can change lives

Our programmes

Find out more about how we support families and practitioners to get children reading for fun.

Become a Friend

Open the magical world of books

Help us make a difference to children throughout the UK. We can all do a bit more when we're supported by our Friends.

Reading Together

Reading Together, Changing Children's Lives is based on decades of experience of working with millions of families and thousands of local partners, including health visitors, nurseries, schools, libraries and food banks.

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