A big thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas appeal!

With your generous support, 14,250 children who are vulnerable or in care all received a festive book parcel in the run-up to Christmas.

Hannah Shaw illustration of a boy receiving a book

Here’s what ten of the children had to say about receiving their special book parcel

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Christmas appeal thank you postcard Alijah
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Elise
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Foster Carer
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-James
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Jane
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Scarlett
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Sarah
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Olivia & Lily
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Kyle
Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard-Kai
Christmas appeal thank you postcard - Alijah

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Elise

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Foster Carer

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - James

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Jane

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Scarlett

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Sarah

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Olivia & Lily

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Kyle

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Christmas Appeal 2020 Thank You Postcard - Kai

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More about what we do and why

The Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club

The Letterbox Club aims to inspire a love of reading and engagement with numeracy in children aged 3-13 who are looked-after. They are enrolled by local authorities and schools, and receive monthly parcels of books and educational materials.

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.

How to support us

Help us get families reading

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.