Canterbury Imagine - Children|Books|Families
WELCOME!
 
We are registered charity and our registration number is 1149832.

IF YOU SEE US ON BBC LOOK NORTH THIS WEEK, AS PART OF BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR INFO AND CLICK ON THE 'DONATE' PAGE TO GIVE A MONTHLY DIRECT DEBIT TO SPONSOR BOOKS FOR A CHILD. THANK YOU.
We are appealing for businesses and individuals to offer sponsorship so we can continue to grow in 2016 - please email us at canterburyimagine@btinternet.com if you can help. We have a little video about our work here:

In May 2016, 832 children on Canterbury, 125 looked-after children and 231 in the Midland Road area received free books through the post.

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.










Read all about our latest support from Bradford City Football Club












Our vision 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

Canterbury Imagine is an exciting book gifting scheme.
 
All babies living in the Canterbury area of Bradford and born from 2012 onwards can register.
They will receive a FREE BOOK through the post EVERY MONTH. The books will keep coming until their FIFTH BIRTHDAY.

Our Bradford Imagine scheme also funds free books for looked-after children from the Bradford district.

Our Midland Road Imagine scheme started to register babies born in 2014 - see our NEWS page for more details

Canterbury Imagine also funds sessions for parents  and carers to help them with reading with their children.
 
This cost-effective scheme aims to boost long-term literacy and enhance parent/child bonding.
  
See our progress or make a difference sponsor a child, donate or volunteer.
The Little Horton ward of Bradford, which includes Canterbury, has been among the 20 most deprived wards in the country.
 
Canterbury Imagine offers the opportunity to get lovely books into the home of every under five in Canterbury, Bradford boosting long-term literacy and enhancing parent child bonding.
 
The Canterbury estate
 
Canterbury Imagine is affiliated to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
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