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.
How you can support BookTrust
The BookTrust Christmas appeal raises money to send surprise festive book parcels to children who are vulnerable or in care and supports our work with the children through the year.
Your kind donations help us continue our vital work getting children and families reading.
We work with partners that share our values to deliver a wide range of business objectives, while raising funds to help get children reading.
Why not tick something off the bucket list by taking the plunge and challenging yourself in one of our fantastic events, all for a good cause.
Fundraising can be a great way to get your friends together and have fun, while doing something amazing for a cause you love.
Our commitment to you is to ensure exceptional standards of care for all of our supporters at all times - it is the least you can expect for your generosity.
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.
Why reading matters
BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits through our programmes and activities.
Books can change lives
Find out more about how we support families and practitioners to get children reading for fun.
Become a Friend
Help us make a difference to children throughout the UK. We can all do a bit more when we're supported by our Friends.
The Next Chapter - our strategy
There’s never been a more urgent time for us to inspire a new generation of children on their reading journeys. The Next Chapter sets out how we will get every child reading, regularly and by choice, so they can reap the lifechanging benefits of reading.