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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.

Ways to support BookTrust

Make a regular donation

Become a BookTrust Friend by setting up a regular donation. We can all do a bit more when we're supported by our Friends.

Make a one-off donation

Your kind donations help us continue our vital work getting children and families reading.

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.

Challenge event

Get your walking shoes on for Marathon Walk London and support BookTrust in getting children and families reading.

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.

Supporter Care Charter

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.

‘Patronus on a Postcard’ art auction for BookTrust

Bloomsbury has joined forces with BookTrust this July to mark a very significant date for all Harry Potter fans… 20 years of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. To celebrate we have challenged over 20 of the UK's most talented artists and illustrators to create the own ORIGINAL Patronus characters on an A6 postcards.

Join us for Pyjamarama fun this June

It's so easy for kids (and adults!) to get involved in Pyjamarama. Just stay in your patterned PJs or wild onesies all day long, bring along £1 and help BookTrust give every child a bedtime story.

Find out more

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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.