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Give the Gift of Reading this Christmas

Book-lovers everywhere appreciate what reading has given them. Sadly one child in seven does not own a book of their own, nor are they likely to receive any for Christmas.

You can give these children the Gift of Reading this Christmas. By donating to the National Literacy Trust, you could give a disadvantaged child a book of their own for the very first time.

We work with children and their families in disadvantaged areas, inspiring them to develop a love of reading and giving them the chance to own a book of their own. By helping these children to develop vital literacy skills we are increasing their chances of being happy and successful in adult life.

  • A gift of £7 could help us show a child how much fun reading is and let them choose a book to keep.
  • A gift of £20 could give a child a place on our reading project and three books of their very own.
  • A gift of £60 could let us work with three children, giving them a selection of books - often the first they will have ever owned.

As a thank you, we will send one of our exclusive Christmas cards to a loved one of your choice.

Choose from two Christmas card designs:

© Jeremy Banx 2015

An exclusive design from Jeremy Banx, the award-winning cartoonist whose gags frequently appear in the Financial Times and Private Eye. 

© 2015 Banx.



© Emily Sutton and Walker Books 2015

A beautiful illustration from The Christmas Eve Tree, a heart-warming Christmas story by Delia Huddy with charming artwork by Emily Sutton.

Illustration © 2015 Emily Sutton. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London, SE11 5HJ

Next steps

To give the Gift of Reading this Christmas:

  1. Create your personalised card 
  2. Using the donation code “GIFT” add your donation details here

Corporates and companies

If you're interested in personalised business Christmas cards for your company find out more about this year's corporate offer.


With grateful thanks to Jeremy Banx, Emily Sutton and Walker Books


Step 1 - Create your personalised card

Personalise my Gift of Reading Christmas card
Step 2 - Add your donation

Remember to enter "GIFT" in the donation code box

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
Registered address: 68 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL.