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At The National Literacy Trust, we are dedicated to fighting poverty through literacy.

There are now 4.3 million children living in poverty in the UK and 1 in 11 of those children don't own a single book. The cost-of-living crisis is growing the scale of this challenge massively. Some families are now struggling to afford food, let alone books.

That's why we need your help to continue our work boosting the literacy skills of children and young people living in the UK's most economically disadvantaged communities, giving them the best possible chance of success in work, school and life.

Read on to find out how you can support us!

Where's Wally? is back

One of the most fun ways to raise money for the National Literacy Trust is by joining us in London's Battersea Park on Sunday 24 March and running our Where's Wally? Fun Run.

Registration is open
Dog dressed as Where's Wally? for fun run with the National Literacy Trust

How you can support us

Whether you're an experienced fundraiser or a complete novice, you're all welcome and we have a range of ideas below for how you can show your support!

  • Whether you want to run, hike, cycle or try something a little more unusual to raise money for our work, we've got the event for you!
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  • Why not get creative and organise your own fundraising event in your local community? We're lucky to have many amazing community fundraisers - read their stories to...
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  • Donate today and help us empower even more children with the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.
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Fundraising success stories

Our fundraisers are incredible - they dedicate huge amounts of time to raising money to give children living in the UK's most economically disadvantaged communities a brighter future. Read about their incredible efforts here...