We are pleased to announce that we are now an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting programme that posts books to children from birth to age five in participating communities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

Thanks to a generous grant from Action Together, we now have the funds to provide more than 40 children in Tameside with a book each month, for 12 months. Best of all, there is no cost to the child’s family!

By getting books in the hands of the children we support, we are expecting more children to be eager to read, enjoy the benefits of reading (such as bonding) and be better equipped overall to learn once at school. With school readiness being such an important topic in Tameside, we think the work will be really valuable. Beyond the initial 12 months, we will be working hard to fund-raise for the project and keep it going.

A huge ‘thank you!’ to Action Together and to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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