Literacy charity launches festive book giveaway to help children in Scarborough

A festive book giveaway has been launched to provide books to children who need them most.

Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 3:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 3:35 pm
The National Literacy Trust has published a report showing the positive impact books have on children's well-being.

The National Literacy Trust has organised the initiative after their own research shows that the more books a child owns, the more likely they are to do well at school and be happy with their lives.

Their report also found that children who have a book of their own at home have higher levels of mental well-being than those who don’t have any books and that 1 in 8 of disadvantaged children in the UK don’t own a single book.

The charity, which works in partnership with the North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area to run Our Stories: Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, is giving parents the chance to win one of 20 different titles for their child.

Liz Dyer, Manager of Our Stories: Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, said: “Books have the power to transform lives, yet far too many children are missing out on the chance to reach their full potential simply because they don’t have a book of their own at home. By supporting Our Stories, you can help set disadvantaged children across the North Yorkshire Coast fall in love with reading for a lifetime.”

The books can be found here.