A leading children’s charity is rolling out the ‘read’ carpet to young bookworms this summer. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is once again running its Free Books for Kids scheme across its 47 shops.
Children can pop in and pick up one free book per week throughout their long school holiday. Ian Nicolson, EACH Director of Retail and Trading, said: “We’re excited to be running this fabulous initiative again because it proved popular in 2022.
“It’s since become a regular school holiday event for us and, as ever, we hope it encourages and entertains young readers throughout the summer.
“It’s always popular and well-received, particularly during the long summer break when families may be struggling for low-cost ideas to keep children entertained.
“We appreciate the value of reading and know how precious family story time can be. Through the work we do, we help families make the most of their time together and create memories that last forever.”
EACH delivers all-encompassing, supportive care to babies, children and young people, in addition to life-long support for families. It relies on donations for the majority of its income and this year alone needs to raise £6.7 million from fundraising and £7.8 from its Retail operation.
The charity has shops across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. To find out where your nearest one is, head here.