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EVERY year at the be­gin­ning of March, school chil­dren across the UK mark World Book Day.

Many will dress up as a char­ac­ter from a favourite book or be part of spe­cial read­ing ac­tiv­ity – and fam­i­lies and schools will once again gen­er­ously give to char­ity.

World Book Day is a world­wide cel­e­bra­tion, but in many coun­tries, chil­dren go to school with just a few tat­tered text­books.

At Book Aid In­ter­na­tional, we send around one mil­lion books a year to thou­sands of li­braries and schools. Two thirds of these books are for chil­dren. They are read by mil­lions of young read­ers in 20 coun­tries.

We can only sup­port chil­dren around the world be­cause fam­i­lies and schools choose to sup­port us on World Book Day and I would like to thank all those who will do so this year.

If you are a par­ent or teacher look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion, please visit www.bookaid.org/world-book-day, where you’ll find fundrais­ing ideas, fun ac­tiv­i­ties and spe­cially cre­ated free DIY dress-up guides (de­vel­oped with busy par­ents in mind!).

It costs just £2 to send a book, so every penny you raise will make a dif­fer­ence. Ali­son Tweed Chief ex­ec­u­tive of Book Aid In­ter­na­tional Cam­ber­well

Two chil­dren en­joy­ing World Book Day at St He­len’s Col­lege, Uxbridge

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