Books Change Lives

We were thrilled to partner with the Daily Express for their Christmas charity campaign, 2022: Books Change Lives.

Thank you for your wonderful letters of support and generous donations! They will make a huge difference to our projects, helping us to get even more books to those who need them most.

It’s not too late if you’d like to join in and support this campaign, click here.

We’ve compiled all of the campaign articles and celebrity endorsements below, from children’s author Julia Donaldson to acclaimed actor, Simon Callow.

Click on each of the headlines to read more:

"When I get to Heaven, I'll ask 'Where's the library?'" - Lady Antonia Fraser
"Reading DOES change lives..." - Andy McNab
"Library of Hope" - A Give a Book Library
"Rupert Bear taught me so many important lessons" - Simon Callow
"When the cell door slammed shut, all I had were books" - Alex Wheatle
"Hurrah for reading" - Julia Donaldson
"From Alice in Wonderland to Jeeves and Wooster!" - Jeffrey Archer
"No, Mr Bond... I expect you to Give a Book" - Article with Toby Stephens
"Putting Books Behind Bars" - Simon Callow visits Thameside Prison
Paterson Joseph discusses books & 'Bridgerton'
"Books have always been a sort of redemption..." - Dame Penelope Wilton
"Giving people the ability to read is like a food bank for the brain" - Sir Tom Stoppard & Lee Child Article
"Your generosity will help create a brand new school library." - Article by Victoria Gray, Executive Director of Give a Book

Take a look here to see the projects already supported by your donations and stay tuned to follow our new Whole School Library Project, funded by the Daily Express Christmas Campaign!

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