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Closed 09/06/2018

raised of £800 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £800 to give a copy of The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, to every Lower, Middle and Primary School in Bedford Borough.

    Bedford, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 9th June 2018

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    What is The Lost Words? Well the book is about words that are disappearing from children’s vocabularies. Words that are the names for beautiful, wild things like otters, kingfishers, bluebells and newts.

    "Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - fading away like water on stone. The words were those that children used to name the natural world around them: acorn; adder; bluebell; bramble; conker - gone! Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren...all of them gone.!" And so begins Lost Words.

    . The Lost Words was created to celebrate and revive once-common “nature” words – from acorn and wren, to conker and dandelion – dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary (and replaced by words like broadband and blog).

    In The Lost Words, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris take twenty of these words and infuse them with new life through brilliant writing and glorious illustrations. The book is a magical way of summoning the words back into children’s lives. It’s been described as ‘breathtaking’ (The New Statesman); ‘exquisite’ (The Guardian); ‘hauntingly beautiful’ (The Washington Post), ‘luminous’ (The Times), and ‘wonderful’ (The Telegraph).

    ..Let's help our children to reclaim the natural world for themselves! The Lost Words is a spell book, a beautiful book of words, poetry and stunning pictures that will inspire any child who is lucky enough to see a copy.


    .. A recent crowdfunder raised the money to buy a copy of this book for every school in the whole of Scotland! See what inspired me here (

    The publisher Hamish Hamilton has very kindly given us £40% off the RRP which is fantastic and brought our target down! The target includes the Justgiving Fees and postage to some schools although we will try to hand deliver as many as we can!

    Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could raise enough money for every lower school, middle school and primary school in Bedford Borough to have a copy of their own? Thank you for your support and imagination!

    More information about The Lost Words can be found here:

    There's also a free educational resource to accompany the book for teachers and parents produced by The John Muir Trust available here (we'll be giving a copy of this to each school with the book) :

    Finally, you can read more about the overall campaign to get The Lost Words into schools across the country through crowdfunding here:


    Let's get this beautiful book into every lower, primary and middle school in Bedford Borough and be part of something really special.



    • Lisa Bremner3 years ago
      Lisa Bremner

      Lisa Bremner

      3 years ago

      Deliveries to the lower, middle and primary schools of Bedford Borough have started! So far I have hand delivered a copy of The Lost Words to: Balliol Primary Brickhill Primary Bromham Primary Camestone Primary Edith Cavell Primary Great Denham Primary Great Ouse Primary Academy The Hills Academy Hazeldene School Oakley Primary Milton Ernest Primary Putnoe Primary Springfield Primary Ursula Taylor Primary St James' Primary St Josephs & St Gregory, Biddenham St Josephs Lower Queen's Park Academy Westfield Academy

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    • Lisa Bremner3 years ago
      Lisa Bremner

      Lisa Bremner

      3 years ago

      This is such an exciting campaign to be part of! Did you know there are similar crowdfunders in: Haringey (London) Wales Glouscestershire Suffolk Warwickshire & Coventry and probably elsewhere too! Thanks for being part of something special!

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    • Lisa Bremner3 years ago
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      Lisa Bremner

      3 years ago
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    • Patrick Limb

      Patrick Limb

      Jun 6, 2018

      Well done Lisa. Delighted to get you to the finishing line (and maybe over it) - from @PatchLimb who will soon be on the start line for “The Lost Words - Nottinghamshire”


    • Rebecca Sagoo

      Rebecca Sagoo

      Jun 4, 2018


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      May 30, 2018

    • Lucy Bywater

      Lucy Bywater

      May 27, 2018

      Every child should benefit from this beautiful book.


    • Annie Colliss

      Annie Colliss

      May 25, 2018

      I love this book, all children should have access to it. Good Luck


    • Alex Tate

      Alex Tate

      May 25, 2018

    • Emma Stevens

      Emma Stevens

      May 24, 2018

      Great Work Mrs. Xx


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