We are a registered charity and our registration number is 1149832.
Canterbury Imagine is a literacy charity. We believe literacy is a way out of poverty.
Our book-gifting charity registers under-5s in the Canterbury and Midland Road areas of Bradford.
They receive a FREE, HIGH QUALITY, AGE-APPROPRIATE BOOK through the post EVERY MONTH from birth until their 5th birthday.
We do this by affiliating to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Canterbury Imagine also works with children's centres and others to help parents and carers with reading with their children.
This cost-effective scheme aims to boost long-term literacy and life chances, and enhance parent/child bonding. It only costs £25 a year per child to receive 12 free books.
*** LATEST BOOK FIGURES: *** In June 2017, 841 children in the Canterbury area of Bradford are receiving free books through the post. There are also 117 children in the Canterbury catchment (in Little Horton ward) who are now part of the Better Start Bradford scheme, which was set up after the success of Canterbury Imagine. A total of 958 children are this month receiving books in that catchment area.
In June 2017, 444 children in the Midland Road area of Manningham are also receiving free books.
CHECK OUR NEWS PAGE FOR LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE ARE UP TO IN 2017.
*LATEST* June 2017 Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our IMPACT REPORT.
May 2017 - there's a link to a lovely blog from children's author Petr Horacek who returned to Canterbury children's centre.
This fantastic feature in The Big Issue in the North really captures what we do. Have a read here. Have you seen us on BBC Look North with Bradford Literature Festival? Watch it here
Please check out the film and click on the 'DONATE' page to give a monthly direct debit to sponsor books for a child every month. Thank you.
Can YOU help? We are appealing for businesses and individuals to offer sponsorship so we can continue to grow in 2017 - please email us at email@example.com if you can help. We have a little video about our work here: