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Help us win the Charity Film Awards 2019!

5th November 2018 | News

We are delighted to announce that our new film, ‘Reading Where the Wild Things Are in the Great Rift Valley’ is in the running for 2019’s Charity Film Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the best charity videos, highlighting films which do good. Public votes determine the overall winner as well as short-listed videos in each category which are then judged by a panel of experts. We’re asking everyone who believes that no one should be without books to vote and help our new video win 2019’s award.


We need your vote!

Help us win the 2019 Charity Film Awards


Our new video launched just a few days ago and is already attracting attention. It follows a young girl in Kenya’s remote Great Rift Valley as she discovers a new book: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. It beautifully captures how books enrich children’s lives – helping them discover wonderful stories which stay with them throughout their lives.

The film aims to help more people discover our work and winning The Charity Film Awards 2019 would be a huge boost to raise awareness about our work. Head of Communications Emma Taylor had this to say about the exciting nomination:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to spread the word about the global need for books and highlight the value of books for children. Even if we don’t win, every new voter is someone who is finding out about how they can extend the joy of reading to children around the world for the first time – and 10% of people who vote also donate. Every vote might send another book – so if you believe as we do that books change lives, please encourage your networks to get voting!”

To vote and help us win, just follow these three simple steps:

1. Register your email address by visiting: You will only need to provide your email address and create a password. This prevents people from voting for the same video many times.

2. Visit and vote.

3. Encourage your networks to vote! Share on social media, send an email around or spread the word on your company’s intranet. Ask as many people as you can to vote so that, together, we can reach more children who need books.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Emma.