COVID-19 fundraising drive

As a charity that exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children through literacy, there's never been a more important time for our work.

The recent school closures across the UK mean that the weeks, and possibly months, ahead will be challenging for any parent. But for the families of the 4.6 million children already living in poverty in the UK, the pressures of economic hardship, social isolation and needing to support their children's education and literacy at home could be overwhelming or impossible.

There are hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children in the UK who already rely on our help, and you can help to support these children and families, and others who need us, throughout this unprecedented situation - and beyond.

Here's how you can help.

Make a special donation

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    Gift a book

    A donation of £7 will gift a book to a vulnerable child through food bank parcels.
    Donate here
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    Join us as a regular supporter

    Join us as a regular supporter and help us keep our services going throughout the current crisis and beyond.
    Donate here
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    Write the Next Chapter

    Write the next chapter in the lives of disadvantaged children by joining our regular donors club.
    Learn more

Virtual events and fundraising

With social distancing measures in place, our events are moving into the home and online!

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    Host your own literary quiz

    Do you have a love for literacy, a passion for prose, a good grasp of grammar, or consider yourself the fount of all literary knowledge? Host your own literary quiz!
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    Where's Wally? virtual challenge

    Show your stripes for literacy from the comfort of your own home with the Where's Wally? virtual challenge.
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    Join the Giving Lottery

    Play the Giving Lottery for just £1 per week and support our vital work at the same time.
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    Send a card

    Mark a special occasion or let someone know you are thinking of them with an e-card from Making a Difference cards.
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