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Bookmark Reading Charity

At Bookmark, we want every child to read.

www.bookmarkreading.org/ Fundraise for us

020 3995 7960

Registered charity no. 1177681

Member since December 2021

About us

Before the pandemic, more than one in four children would leave primary school unable to read well. Things are now worse. One in five 5-8 year olds don’t have a single book of their own to support their literacy development. If these children don’t catch up, one in four will become two in three children leaving primary school unable to read well.

Reading unlocks life. It’s about understanding a job application or the health information that could help save your life. Poor literacy leads to unemployment, poor mental health, and even reduced life expectancy.

At Bookmark we want every child to read.

Bookmark partners with primary schools to deliver a unique blend of one-to-one volunteer-led reading support, essential reading resources and teacher training grants to create an ideal literacy learning environment for children.

You can change children's stories in the following ways:

£13 could gift a child with a reading session

£125 could gift a child with an entire six-week reading programme

£250 could inspire a child's love of reading with a new Bookmark volunteer.

£300 could bring Bookmark's termly Story Corner magazine to a school for a whole year

£1,000 could support 8 children with a Bookmark programme - the number of children in a primary school class that leave being unable to read well

£2,500 could bring two new schools onboard with Bookmark