Last year, together, we raised a remarkable sum to buy books for vulnerable children at Christmas. Over £3,300 in fact.
And thanks to your generosity, 380 children and young people received a book of their very own from Santa.
So this year, we thought we’d do it all again. Only this time, there’s money in the bank and books already given out.
The David Cairns Foundation gave an amazing £1000 to kickstart this year’s appeal. And we used some of it - with their permission - to buy 177 children living in kinship care a book as part of a Big Day Out organised by CHILDREN 1ST.
Also, I’ve been saving up my pennies and have £200 to add to the pot too.
So already, we’re nearly half way there to the £3000 target. Can you help get the whole way there?
This is what the appeal is about. Actually, I won’t tell you here but over here…. and hopefully what you read will inspire you to give a little too!
In the next few weeks, there will be posts about children and posts about books. And hopefully, a guest post or two, and your thoughts on which books we should buy and why.
The appeal will only last until 2 December, until the end of National Book Week, providing a fitting finale and plenty of time for Santa to get books to kids for Christmas.
Please give. It’s a great cause. And please also encourage your friends and family to give too. Thanks.