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Children's Reading Fund

Giving every child the hope of a better and brighter future.

For too many children, life seems mapped out with no hope of educational, social or economic improvement. We want to change the story...

Waterstones are Founding Partners for Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund and have selected the Fund as our charity partner.

We will be working with Booktrust on raising funds to help disadvantaged children across the UK, particularly focusing on children in care. Waterstones' staff have a tremendous track record in fundraising both in-store and at national and international challenge events.

The Fund is also supported by James Patterson in partnership with Random House, The View from The Shard and celebrity ambassadors Cerrie Burnell, Gaby Roslin, Lemn Sissay, Dan Snow and Joanna Trollope, in addition to well-known children's book characters including Roald Dahl's Matilda. With your help, we can use the power of stories and reading to unlock the potential of children in care.

You too can support the Fund and improve the life chances for disadvantaged children in the UK by making a donation.


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