Because Readathon is all about igniting children's love of reading, we've always enjoyed the support of many children's publishers. They support our work in all sorts of ways - from corporate donations to putting us in touch with leading children's authors and illustrators. Through their support, we are able to help more children in hospital.
Children in hospital aren’t able to attend a literature festival so Readathon works with major literature festivals to take headline authors to the hospitals.
“The impact for our staff and pupils from working with Readathon and Manchester Children’s Book Festival has been phenomenal. The children get so much from enjoying and sharing high quality books. Having the opportunity to meet the authors is really the icing on the cake; the stories and characters come alive when the children listen to them speak. For us, that is learning at it's best.”
Tracy Gallier, Deputy Head Teacher, Manchester Hospital School
We have been able to do this in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester Children’s Hospitals with the help of:
Friends of Readathon
We are very grateful to the ongoing support of other organisations who share our passion for reading. Scholastic Book Clubs help us to fund the 20% book vouchers that schools earn when they take part in Readathon.
Through the generous support of National Book Tokens, Readathon is able to reward any school who raises more than £50 in their sponsored read, with two £5 National Book Tokens for their star Readathon pupils.
Thousands of schools use World Book Day as an ideal time to run Readathon - we are delighted to continue to work in partnership with World Book Day to get as many children reading for fun as possible.