Norfolk County Council and Waterstones have teamed up for the tenth
successive year to launch the Giving Tree appeal, a Christmas project aimed at bringing joy to the county’s looked after children.
The tree, in Norwich’s Castle Street store, is decorated with dozens of tags
which each represent a child and the book they would like to receive for Christmas.
There are requests for books for more than 200 children in the county, with some specifying particular books or authors and others seeking a certain genre or type of book.
Customers who want to take part can buy the books, which are collected by the County Council and wrapped for children in time for Christmas.
The tree is in store now and books need to be bought by December 7, in order to reach children in time for Christmas. This is because they are distributed via the children’s schools. Any books bought later will be delivered in the New Year.