Give the gift of reading this Christmas

Did you know that 383,775 children in the UK don’t have a single book of their own?

Children who own books are six times more likely to read above the level expected for their age - but hundreds of thousands of children are missing out.

Donating just £7 could give a child their very first book. Text GIFTOFREADING 7 to 70490 or donate online.

Books change children's lives. Your donation will help children like Maruf*, giving them the first books they have ever owned.

Other ways to help this Christmas


    Send our Christmas cards

    We asked children to design our Christmas card this year. You can order printed or e-cards with the top designs, chosen by author and illustrator Nick Sharratt.
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    Support us as you shop

    With Give As You Live, every time you buy a Christmas gift online we'll get a donation.
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    Christmas fundraising ideas for the office

    Festive fundraising ideas for you and your colleagues.
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