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Introducing Meet Talk Give

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog about Book Aid International and World Book Day, you’re a book lover. OK, it’s not 100% scientific, but the odds are fair.
That’s why we’ve created Meet Talk Give to help make fundraising for World Book Day really fun and easy for you to do.
Meet Talk Give is a fun way to bring your book group or a bunch of friends together to chat about a book you’ve all read, and make a difference. All you need to do is take a small donation – we’ve suggested £2 each because that’s how much it costs to send one more book to a community that will really appreciate it. Our how-to guide is ready for you to download, and breaks it all down into small steps. It’s easy:
  1. Choose when, where and who Start with a date and a venue (the sofa? the pub?), and let your friends know.
  2. Don’t forget the book! Just in case you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve included some recommended reads. They might help you think about how your support for World Book Day makes a difference.
  3. Collect your funds Let your friends know their contribution in advance and gather the funds as they arrive. You could always use an online collection site as well, such as JustGiving,Virgin Money Giving or one of the many micro-donation services.
  4. Send it in We’ve included a handy paying-in slip for you to use, and instructions on how to return the money.
So it’s as easy as that! We’ve even included a book quiz for you to build in extra fun to Meet Talk Give. How many will you get right?

World Book Day has something for everyone

Whether you’re all grown up, at school or even still a toddler, there’s a way for everyone to show their support for World Book Day and Book Aid International.

For adults

If you have a book group, or just enjoy discussing books with friends, Meet Talk Give is for you. It’s as simple as getting everyone together to talk about your chosen book, and taking a small donation to recognise World Book Day. Just £2 is enough to pay for a book to get to Africa, and it makes a huge difference. Libraries can also take part in Meet Talk Give. Just follow our easy advice and instructions.

Alternatively you could just pick up one of the 10 new books published in the Quick Reads series. A donation goes from the sale of each one to World Book Day.

For schools

You could win a complete DK library when your school takes part in the National Sponsored ABC Fact Find!

Using the World Book Day poster, your pupils build themselves a mini-encyclopedia of the countries which stand to benefit from Book Aid International’s support. They decorate it, add facts and more, and receive sponsorship for their efforts. You’ll find the poster and sponsorship forms on the Book Aid International site. Enter your best encyclopedia into our prize draw, and you could win that DK library worth £200 for your school!

For little ones

If your nursery or toddler fancies in on the World Book Day action, why not get them to take part in our Miffy colouring competition? With every amount you raise over £20, you’ll receive some free Miffy books!

So there truly is something for everyone to take part in for World Book Day. Every book we ship really does make a difference, so thank you for your support!