We are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters. Their generous commitment of time and money help us ensure that nobody misses out on the life-changing benefits that reading can bring.
How our partners have helped
Waterstones has supported BookTrust as its chosen charity for over five years. During this time, employees and customers of Waterstones have helped raise over £900,000 for BookTrust. Since the partnership began in 2013 Waterstones shops and booksellers have been involved in a number of initiatives from organising fancy dress competitions to author events and story time sessions; selling a range of charity Christmas cards and donating the carrier bag charge to BookTrust. The partnership demonstrates a shared mission to get children and families reading for pleasure and has helped fund programmes such as Bookstart which reaches all families in England and Wales and the Letterbox Club for children in care and helping to ensure that all children, including those who need us the most, have access to books and to reading.
Renaissance Since 2017, Renaissance Learning has supported a number of activities that BookTrust runs for primary and secondary schools. This includes supporting our Great Books Guide given free to all primary schools, a series of primary and secondary school stakeholder events, our School Library Pack and, in 2017, our prestigious annual lecture, which was given by Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessments for students of all ages. For over 30 years, Renaissance Accelerated Reader has been motivating children of all ages and abilities from across the world to read books for pleasure. Find out more.
DK DK supported BookTrust as their Charity of the Year in 2017 and 2018 to help transform the lives of children across the nation through reading. DK engaged in a wide range of employee-led fundraising activities during the year; from bake off competitions, to hosting book sales, to encouraging all staff to join in a sponsored walk through London, to participating in challenge events. Every employee from DK's London-based office has helped to raise vital funds for BookTrust and getting more children reading for pleasure.
JoJo Maman Bébé In Spring 2019 JoJo Maman Bébé will be encouraging bed time reading to families with young children. JoJo Maman Bébé will be giving out copies of one of BookTrust's early years books with the purchase of every pair of pyjamas, to coincide with BookTrust's Pyjamarama campaign.
JoJo Maman Bébé is a UK-based multi-channel maternity wear and baby clothing retailer, founded in 1993, with 90 stores in the UK.
Browns Books for Students Browns Books for Students is the UK's leading supplier of books and eBooks for schools and libraries. For the past two years, Browns Books have kindly supported our School Library Pack and have offered a special discount for schools who buy titles from our list of recommended reads.
Browns Books provide a quality service for schools and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles at competitive prices. Their website is host to every UK book in print and a database of over 8 million titles.
The Gro Company In 2018 Gro and BookTrust launched a brand partnership that promotes the importance of establishing a bedtime routine for babies from an early age.
Within the partnership, Grobath products will feature BookTrust's Bath Book Bed campaign with a sticker appearing on all products within the bathtime range. The partnership was also being promoted by a video available on Gro's social media channels, website and YouTube, as well as consumer ads in parenting magazines.
The Gro Company is a global nursery brand and is an award-winning and industry accredited manufacturer of safer sleep.
Cyberjammies Online retailer Cyberjammies teamed up with BookTrust for our first mass participation fundraising campaign, Pyjamarama.
On 7 June, we rallied the nation, encouraging people to put on their PJs and donate to BookTrust to ensure that no child misses out on a bedtime story.
Cyberjammies offer seriously comfortable pyjamas, the cotton-based collection is super for snuggling up and sharing stories together. As well as offering competition prizes, Cyberjammies supported the campaign by donating £1 for every pair of PJs sold during Pyjamarama too. Having the backing of such a brilliant brand gave us a much-needed boost to ensure we can continue our work to reach families who so desperately need our support.
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What our supporters say
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Working together with BookTrust has been great and it's incredibly rewarding knowing that we've made a real difference for some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK.
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