Merseyside authors donate hundreds of Builder Book literacy boxes
Anna Thompson of LABC shared this story with us this month
“A fellow campervan owning friend has been involved in this amazing project!”
In her words…
A year ago my friend and I came up with a plan. We wanted to create literacy boxes containing books we had written, matching paper crafts, scenery, characters, notebooks and stationery to be gifted to children in hard hit communities.
We secured a bit of funding and sponsorship to help develop the project. Today, on the hottest day of the year, we hit the road in my 47 year old T2 (Buttercup) obviously with no air conditioning wearing skirts and petticoats.
We delivered 175 boxes to various community centres across Liverpool. Was it unbelievably sticky? Yes. Did we fear we would melt? Yes. Did Buttercup get a bit grumpy in the heat? Only a little bit.
Was it worth it? Absolutely. Tonight children will be reading out books (one of them features Buttercup), making crafts and using their imagination. And now for gin!”