Introducing our charity partner UK Reads

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

We are proud to support UK Reads – a World Literacy Foundation initiative aiming to eradicate illiteracy by 2040.

Almost 400,000 children in the UK are living in poverty and don’t have a single book of their own at home. UK Reads provides children in the most deprived areas of the UK with fun, engaging and age appropriate books for them to keep at home.

UK Reads was launched in 2020 and aims for every child in the UK to have access to free books and the literacy support they need. They also aim to support parents to become their child’s first teacher and take a proactive role in their child’s reading development.

They also plan to close the ‘word gap’ which means that children from low income families are entering school with significantly less vocabulary than their peers. Did you know that children’s language at 5 is the single most important factor at predicting literacy at age 11?

UK Reads focusses on early intervention so every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We are delighted to support UK Reads and their campaign Before It’s Too Late (#beforeitstoolate) Help us close the gap and eradicate illiteracy. Gift your love of reading today. Click here to donate a subscription to UK Reads. We also donate a book for every box bought. Check out our other boxes here.

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