BookTrust NI and Salvation Army help inspire a love of reading

Published on: 17 July 2022

BookTrust NI has teamed up with the Salvation Army to provide reading packs for vulnerable families in North Belfast.

BookTrust NI & Salvation Army

BookTrust NI promotes reading for pleasure across communities and is bringing the joy of books to children at the Salvation Army’s Thorndale Family Centre.

The centre provides a range of support for struggling families, including a homelessness resettlement scheme and a parenting assessment programme to help people become capable and confident parents.

Chris Eisenstadt, director of BookTrust NI, said:

“We know the benefits children and families get from develop a love of books early in life. This partnership with the Salvation Army enables us to put books directly into the hands of families. We’ve included a mix of old and new favourites and some in dual language representing a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.”

Lt Amanda Sewell, chaplain at Thorndale Family Centre, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with BookTrust NI to be able to give our families some much needed inspiration and joy through the stories in these books.”


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