Our Crowdfunding campaign, Breakfast is fully BOOKED! launched last Monday and the response we have received in only a week has been incredible. We initially set out to raise money to start ten new Breakfast Book Clubs in 2021. With our target of £6000 nearing in sight so early on, we have decided to stretch ourselves and hope to raise £8000!
The primary schools we help are often in areas of highest deprivation and these communities have been particularly hard hit by the impact of COVID-19.
“Research suggests the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more privileged counterparts has widened significantly.” (BBC news 02/11/2020)
With the closure of libraries and bookshops during this next lockdown phase, schools remaining open may be the only place where some young children can access and explore the world of fiction. Our Breakfast Book Clubs will provide this essential opportunity, nourishing the minds of more young children.
This new goal will allow us to set up more Breakfast Book Clubs to create that time for children to read for pleasure. Books transport us to new and wonderful places, something which has been particularly important and comforting this year when we have not been able to travel far.