Category Archives: Blog

Wilbur and Monkey Bob visiting Cimteq

And the lovely staff at Cimteq get to have a cuddle with Wilbur and Monkey Bob.  We also collected the money that has been raised by the auction. Thank you so much! 🙂 Book at Bedtime charity secures support from Cimteq

Good News February!

There are a lot of people to thank this month as we have been very, very lucky. We have been looking for a courier to reduce our costs for several years now and this month we were put in touch with an organisation that has reduced our courier fees by a quarter – thank you […]

Pilates & Pudding!

New event for 2019! Should be a fun afternoon – for more information and to reserve a place please contact us. Spaces are limited so book your place early!

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 […]