Your impact in 2021-22

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Find out how your donations have made a difference to children and families across the country.

All thanks to our supporters, we were able to reach more than two million children through our programmes in 2021/2022. This includes lighting up Christmas for 16,000 vulnerable children with festive book packs.

Here are some of the 2021/2022 highlights made possible by book lovers like you...

My Story Pack

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Maintaining a love of reading as children start school.
As children grow up, shared reading often starts to decline - and this can be very difficult to reverse. My Story Pack is working to prevent this.

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Letterbox Club

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Delivering joy to a vulnerable child’s doorstep.
Through our Letterbox Club programme, almost
11,500 children in care or in other vulnerable groups received book parcels at home throughout the year

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BookTrust Storytime

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Helping families have fun at the library.
BookTrust Storytime aims to inspire lower income families with young children to engage with their local libraries and make visits a part of their everyday life.

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BookTrust Represents

An illustration of a woman sitting on a chair reading an open book plus the words: 'BookTrust Represents school visits and virtual events have reached over 50,000 children from years 5 to 8 in schools across the UK'

Promoting and improving the representation of authors and illustrators of colour.
As part of our BookTrust Represents work, we offer schools in low-income areas a visit from a celebrated author or illustrator of colour.

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Early Years

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Making a difference from the very start.
Reaching some of the most vulnerable children through both large-scale schemes and through targeted programmes, including our dual language books for refugee families.

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Finances and fundraising

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How we make the most of your donations.
Find out where our funds come from and how we use them in the most efficient way to improve the lives of children and families through books and reading.

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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.

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Make a gift

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