Give a child in care the gift of reading this Christmas

Would you like to spread a little cheer to a child in care in Norfolk this Christmas?

Norfolk County Council and Waterstones have got together for the eighth year for people to help give a gift to children who will be without their families this December.

The Giving Tree has returned to Waterstones’ Castle Street store in Norwich and

Give the gift of reading this Christmas Picture credit: Gary Lau

Give the gift of reading this Christmas Picture credit: Gary Lau

is decorated with tags that represent dozens of children’s book wishes. Last year over 240 books were bought for children in care and this year we’re hoping you can help to grant the wishes of even more children.

The wonderful thing about the giving tree is that it allows people to give a present that the child will really love and cherish and will help them to continue their love of reading.

Taking part is easy, all you have to do is choose a tag, which will tell you about the particular child and the book or the genre they would like to receive, then purchase the book at the till where it will be collected by the County Council and wrapped in time for Christmas.

While books bought for children up until Sunday 15 December will reach children in time for Christmas, books bought after that date will be given to children in the New Year.

We would like to thank everyone who has bought books from the Giving Tree in previous years. It’s lovely to see everybody is so generous and willing to work together to help give children who haven’t had the best starts to life the Christmas they truly deserve.

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