Here is the latest press coverage about our 3rd birthday party and the success we are having with the scheme so far. And check out our latest support from the wonderful Bradford City Football Club for their support and for considering our new sponsorship scheme which means they can register their own children for books while also sponsoring another child in the area. We won a Bronze Award at a special ceremony in the Sovereign Health Care Good All Round awards at the National Media Museum. Take a look HERE. READ ALL ABOUT OUR 500th GORGEOUS BABY TO REGISTER FOR FREE BOOKS IN THE CANTERBURY AREA OF BRADFORD HERE: Looks like our 500th registration, Subhan, has got the hang of looking at books already!
In June 2014, Canterbury Imagine trustees met the rather wonderful Dolly Parton, who started the imagination library scheme which we use to deliver free books to under-fives! We are celebrating being part of the Better Start Bradford scheme, which has gained Lottery funding for ten years and will mean thousands of Bradford children in some of the more deprived areas of the city will receive free books.
Dolly looks pleased!
OUR NEW MIDLAND ROAD IMAGINE SCHEME HAS JUST LAUNCHED. The gorgeous Nicola Rees, from BBC Look North, joined babies and families for our launch party:
Read about the new scheme in the Yorkshire Post, too:http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/education/scheme-to-give-books-to-under-fives-expands-1-6545385
Canterbury Imagine has won a bronze award in the Sovereign Health 'Good All Round Awards'. This generous award means that we can provide books for more of Bradford's looked after children.
We have just registered our 190th baby on the Canterbury Imagine scheme and we are sending out books to almost 40 looked after children from Bradford.
Many thanks to staff at the DWP on Leeds Road, Bradford, who had a dress down day and raffle at work and raised more than £200 for us. You stars!
Read about our 100th baby here and look at the gorgeous photo! Click HERE.
29 January 2013
We have just updated our database with new registrations. We are now sending quality books to 81 children every month. Fantastic!
14 January 2013
Did you see us on BBC Look North tonight? Thanks to Louise, our lovely mum, who was interviewed. Will try to add a link when I get one. We will have a JustGiving link soon, but if you wish to donate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 January 2013
We hope the children we have registered are having a happy new year with the delivery of their lovely books. We have sent books to 69 children this month - and numbers are growing every month.
If you live on Canterbury and have a baby born in 2012 or 2013, email me or contact the children's centre to register them.
1 December 2012
A 1950s-themed fundraising event at Scoops ice cream parlour in Saltaire raised more than £300! Thanks to everyone involved. The diner's 50s-style deco was pefect for this fun family night.
22 November 2012
We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised by the Charity Commission and we are now a registered charity. Our charity registration number is 1149832. See here for more details.
5 November 2012
We will be registering babies born in 2012 at a family fun day on Canterbury on Saturday, 10 November, from 12.30pm. See here for more details.
18 October 2012
Here's our latest exciting news about becoming a charity with a donation and support from Dunlop Heywood. We have now registered 48 children on the scheme. Click here.
28 September 2012
Thanks to the lovely families who came along to our launch event and registered their babies for books. It was such fun, we're planning another party in a few months! Thanks to Leeds Trinity University College for the sponsorship. Here's a story they wrote about the event. Click here.
18 September 2012
Parents with babies born in 2012 are invited to our launch event on Friday, 21 Sept, 1pm at Canterbury children's centre. They can register their babies and receive their first book. There will be children's entertainment, some freebies and a big cake too! See you there!
14 September 2012
The wonderful Dunlop Heywood, which is offering business support, has offered a donation to Canterbury Imagine for every new follower on Twitter. So if you are into all that, please follow them on @DunlopHeywood. Check out this story; click here.
14 August 2012
Jan has been outed as a 50-something and thanked family and friends for generous donations to Canterbury Imagine at her birthday party! Read all about it here.
8 August 2012
Organisers of the Comedy Club 4 Kids event in Bingley in September have kindly donated two tickets for the show which we are using for fundraising. Email email@example.com if you would have a use for these tickets, too. Check out coverage of this event and donationhere.
25 July 2012
Some good coverage in the Yorkshire Post after we gratefully received a grant of £1,000 from the Scurrah Wainwright Charity. Check it out here:
23 July 2012
Canterbury Imagine Launch party to be held on 21 September.
9th July 2012
Leeds Trinity University College has agreed to sponsor the launch event for Canterbury Imagine, which will be held in September. Many thanks to the university. Details of the date and times to follow soon.
28th June 2012
We have registered our first 22 children - lovely books will be with them soon! Really exciting - and check out this piece from the Telegraph & Argus:
20 June 2012
We will be registering the first few families as a test registration from today, which is so exciting. Books will be on their way to them in August before a launch of the full scheme in September.
Canterbury Imagine on the BBCDid you spot this on the BBC website, when the scheme was featured on Sunday Politics? Watch here.
12 June 2012
We are really excited about setting up the Imagination Library on Canterbury after a meeting with the Lord Mayor, Councilor Dale Smith, Councilor Ralph Berry, portfolio holder for children's services in Bradford, and Natalie Turnbull, regional director for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.