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Weʼre raising £3,018 to give the gift of reading

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Dear friend,

I’ve taken on a challenge to raise funds for the Imagination Library – an amazing scheme which delivers a free book every month to children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old.

My challenge is to read a storybook to at least 2018 children – all in the month of January – and visit each of the 20 neighbourhoods across our city. I’ll be reading to school classes and assemblies, nursery groups and library groups,children’s centres and especially our children in hospital.

Your sponsorship can make a real difference

The Imagination Library helps parents and children to enjoy exploring books together – looking at the pictures, talking about the stories and just having fun. By
getting these books our children are more likely to be ready to start school when they turn five - and that gives them a real head start in life.

Help every child to shine!

There are now more than 4,000 Nottingham children registered with the Imagination Library scheme. It currently runs in 7 neighbourhoods across our city, but we want to do more!

Partners in Nottingham are working together to make sure every Nottingham child can get these fabulous books delivered to their home each month. But we need to raise funds to make this happen.

Every donation helps:

- Just £2 can pay for a child to get a new book

- £25 can pay for a child to get a new book each month for a year

- £125 pays for a child to get a new book every month from birth until their 5th birthday

Please sponsor me - together we can help our children to fulfil their huge potential

The Imagination Library is proven to work - the children getting these books each month are 28% more likely to start school ready to learn and go on to fulfil their true potential. Together we can ensure every child has this chance for success!

Thank you for your support,

Councillor David Mellen

Portfolio Holder for Early Years
and Early Intervention

Nottingham City Council

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  • David Mellen2 days ago
    David Mellen

    David Mellen

    2 days ago

    Thank you, Mags from 37 for donating to my 2018 Challenge

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  • David Mellen2 days ago
    David Mellen

    David Mellen

    2 days ago

    Many thanks Dave for your kind donation

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  • David Mellen2 days ago
    David Mellen

    David Mellen

    2 days ago

    Thanks John and Lidia, your amazing donation will make a difference to Nottingham's children, it is so appreciated

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3 months ago

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  • Mags from 37

    Mags from 37

    Feb 15, 2018


  • Dave Halstead

    Dave Halstead

    Feb 15, 2018


  • John and Lidia Todino

    John and Lidia Todino

    Feb 15, 2018


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    Edmund Hopkins

    Feb 6, 2018


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    Sandra Hill

    Feb 6, 2018


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    Basford Library and Sherwood Playgroup

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    Bilborough Library collection

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