This is the last weekend that you can buy a book for a Norfolk child in care from Waterstones in Norwich to ensure it gets to them in time for Christmas.
When I went to buy mine on Tuesday evening there will still around 100 tags on the Giving Tree, which each represent a child who is in the care of Norfolk County Council, and the book they would like to receive for Christmas. Some specify particular books or authors and others ask for a certain genre or type of book.
The books need to be bought by Monday (7 December) so that they can be collected and wrapped by Norfolk County Council staff and distributed via the children’s schools.
This is such a lovely thing to do if you’re shopping in Norwich and can spare a bit of time and some money. Books meant a lot to many of us as children and it’s great to think of passing that love of reading onto a child, particularly one who may not have had the same access to books that some children enjoy.
The Giving Tree is in Waterstones on Castle Street in central Norwich. Here’s some information on its location.