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.
We affiliate to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and register under-5s in the Canterbury and Midland Road areas of Bradford.
They receive a FREE, QUALITY, AGE-APPROPRIATE BOOK through the post EVERY MONTH from birth until their 5th birthday. Canterbury Imagine also funds sessions for parents and carers to help them with reading with their children.
*** LATEST BOOK FIGURES: *** In March 2017, 870 children on Canterbury and 425 in the Midland Road area are receiving free books through the post. There are also 77 children in the Canterbury area who are now part of the Better Start Bradford scheme, which was set up after the success of Canterbury Imagine.
CHECK OUR NEWS PAGE FOR LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WE ARE UP TO IN 2017.
Great news about a charitable donation. Sad to read that one of the areas we work in has the highest level of childhood deprivation in the district.
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.
This lovely 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.
We are appealing for businesses and individuals to offer sponsorship so we can continue to grow in 2016 - please email us at email@example.com if you can help. We have a little video about our work here:
And have you seen the Children's Commissioner's blog on how early years are at the heart of life chances? Read it here
We celebrated our 3rd birthday on Canterbury in October 2015 with a party at the children's centre.
Here is the story from the T&A.
NEW! Many thanks to Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust for their generous donation to support our work.
is to foster a love of reading among pre-school children because research shows that literacy skills do not just enable educational attainment,
they underpin strong family relationships
, better health
choices and an individual’s capacity (and confidence
) to gain employment
- Literacy Trust Report
Take a look at our video click HERE.