Books4Home Appeal for Childrens' Books
The donated the books are for the ‘Rotary Books4Home’ project that gifts books to children who do not have books at home who live in our wider area.
Overwhelmed by generosity.
The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia have again (April 2019) been generously supported with 1,300 books by the children and families of the local junior schools of Eccleshall, Gnosall, Standon,Tittensor, Woodseaves and Yarnfield.
They have donated the books to the ‘Rotary Books4Home’ project that gifts books to children who do not have books at home who live in our wider area.
In the Times Educational Supplement in December 2017 it stated that a recent survey by the The National Literacy Trust amongst 8-18 years old had shown more than 740,000 UK schoolchildren did not have a single book of their own. The Rotary Club were overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the children and families of the local schools giving some 1,450 books to less fortunate children.
Beverley Ricketts, Co-chair of Rotary Alumni 1210 thanks all the children for their very generous donations. The children have donated books that they have read and enjoyed but no-longer have a use for. The effort to share their joy of reading and kindly do something good for others less fortunate than themselves has been inspiring.
We continue to give books to children in areas of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands. Books are always needed. Please get in touch if you have any to donate email: or via our website
Schools in our area are participating in giving unwanted books that can be provided to children without books at home in Staffordshire and beyond. It is estimated that 1 in 3 children do not have books at home, and their reading ability suffers. The schools are in Gnosall, Woodeaves, Standon, Eccleshall, and Tittensor.
The books collected will be sent to a collection point near Cannock and supplied through schools in needy areas.
If you have unwanted childrens' books that you wish to donate, please contact John Morton 07974932281or Sylvia Keris 07960 447807
Alternatively send a message using the form below, remembering to give a phone number we can contact you on.