This Christmas, help the National Literacy Trust spark a love of reading for disadvantaged children across the UK

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Donate £7 this Christmas to help us increase children’s access to books they can see themselves in and change their life stories.

  • Swipe or click above to donate using Apple Pay or Google Pay.
  • Text GIFTOFREADING to 70490 (this costs £7 + a standard message rate)
  • Follow the link at the bottom of this page to donate £7 by debit or credit card

This December, the National Literacy Trust launched new research into diversity in children’s literature, which shows a third of children don’t see themselves in the books they read.

The struggle to find characters who look similar, or share similar characteristics or circumstances, can impact a child’s engagement with reading and its life-long benefits.Just one book a child really connects with can spark a love of reading which can help them to succeed in school and in life.

Thank you so much for your support. This year has been especially tough on disadvantaged children and by donating to the National Literacy Trust this Christmas you can help set a child on the path to a brighter future through the joy of reading.

You can also support our work this Christmas by purchasing our charity Christmas cards!

Following on from our national Christmas card design competition, which saw hundreds of entries, the top 12 Christmas card designs by children across the country are available to buy now, via Making a Difference.