Monthly Archives: February 2019

Read On. Get On Campaign Video

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Book at Bedtime Shocking video really gets the message across that reading is vital As part of the Read on. Get On campaign, which has been launched by a coalition of charities, businesses and authors to encourage professionals and parents to help children improve their reading, Save the Children […]

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Book at Bedtime Our favourite book this week is Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild This book has just come in with one of the donation boxes. I never read it as a child but it was brought to my attention in the film You Got Mail in a particularly […]

Give a book this Christmas – instead of a goat!

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Book at Bedtime I was talking to a friend about the need to raise funds to buy the Family Change sets of books for Book at Bedtime and she said “have you heard of ‘buy a goat’?” I wasn’t sure we were still talking about the same topic but […]

Thank you HM Revenue & Customs!

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Book at Bedtime Just a short post to say Whoopdedoopdedoop! WE HAVE IT! Just opened a letter from HM Revenue & Customs (not always the cause for celebration!) and we now have a gift aid number. This means we can set up a donations page online. Fabulous!

The happiest ending of all is seeing a child lost in a book

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Book at Bedtime This article from the Daily Telegraph last July came my way just recently and I couldn’t agree more. The journalist had personal experience of her son struggling with reading who was lucky in having a Reading Recovery programme at his primary school. It took several months […]

Storytime – new magazine filled with classic stories

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Book at Bedtime An article in the Daily Telegraph last autumn has come to our attention. It mentioned the launch of a Storytime magazine filled with illustrated fairy tales, fables, myths, legends, poetry and extracts from favourite children’s books. The magazine’s aim is to get parents and children to […]

easyfundraising discovery

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Book at Bedtime We have just discovered this wonderful app that enables you to shop online and donate to us at the same time without it costing you a penny (well, apart from what you are spending on your shopping!) Most of the major retailers are on board so […]

Funding success from People’s Postcode Lottery

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Book at Bedtime We asked….and they said yes! We now have enough funds (£1,738) to provide a bookcase full of children’s books and the Family Change set of books that the playworkers use to help the children deal with their emotions and the traumatic situation they have been in […]

Megan went vegetarian for a month for Book at Bedtime

Posted on March 10, 2017 by Book at Bedtime Megan Breakwell, a committed carnivore, decided to go vegetarian for a month to raise funds for us and we are delighted to announce that she raised £60.00! Well done Megan. She also advised that she enjoyed it and is going to continue being vegetarian in the […]