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 spend time together reading and engaging in the magical world of stories. And something that most parents will love – no plastic toy on the cover and no adverts inside!

The publishers have also donated 4,000 copies to libraries across the UK so if you look it’s probably in your local one. The magazine is available monthly from all the usual newsagents and supermarkets for £3.99.

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 check us out on their website!

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 to 10 refuges in the Liverpool and W Lancs area.

So a huge thank you to People’s Postcode Lottery.

Did you know that People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery?

If you want to find out how they could support your charity then visit

If you would like to support charities like ours you can do this by playing the postcode lottery. To find out how to play go to

Of course you can always donate to us by using the PayPal button top right on this page.

All we need to do now is to collect all the books!

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 week and eat meat at weekends which is great news for the planet!

Megan’s donation will go towards buying the next Family Change set.

And a year on…..

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Book at Bedtime

“The children are still really enjoying the books. They swap and change them all the time”.

A lovely quote from one of the refuge child workers. It’s always so nice to hear that our work is still being so appreciated 🙂

Made a Difference Chamber of Commerce Award

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Book at Bedtime

I had a lovely surprise a couple a weeks ago when I found out I had been put forward for the Chamber of Commerce Made a Difference award. Sadly I couldn’t go to the awards dinner but was truely delighted to find out after the weekend that I had won. I had originally thought that the award was for Book at Bedtime but on receiving the award last week I was told that it was a personal award for me – cue huge blush!!

Kifubon Project reading model!

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Book at Bedtime

We recently had a urgent request for feedback from the Kifubon project – including photos! – for an event they were running. The Kifubon project have donated quite a lot of copies of both Splitting the Arrow and The Pot with the Hole which are both beautiful books. As we obviously can’t get a real refuge child to pose one of my neighbour’s daughters did the honours. Lily is reading The Pot with the Hole. She did a good job didn’t she? 🙂

My favourite book….

Posted on November 3, 2017 by Book at Bedtime

We have had some great feedback. I’ll let them tell you…….

Since using the bookshelf scheme within our refuge the children and young people have had the opportunity to choose from a wide range of books suitable for all ages 0-17 years. In particular the children aged between 5-10 years old have loved the book shelf, on many occasions children will bring their mum into the lounge to choose a story book and take it to their rooms and share the experience together at bedtime. The children return the books to the book shelf to ensure all children have the opportunity to look at the wide variety. Once leaving the refuge the children choose their favourite book and take this with them as a keepsake for their new home. The children become very excited when children’s workers explain this to them on arrival and look forward to taking a book when moving on from refuge.

Jenny – Aged 6: recently moved out of refuge and loved horses, throughout her time here she consistently read the same book about horses and would check daily to ensure the book was still on the shelf. On their departure Jenny said this “is my favourite book ever and left very pleased”.

Bookcase 70

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Book at Bedtime

This one ended up in Skelmersdale as part of People’s Postcode Lottery money. They had the Family Change set of books too. Ted looks very pleased with his book selection!