Barefoot Books donate 450 new books for children in refuges

To celebrate the publication of new book Bear’s Birthday, children’s book publisher Barefoot Books announced a special charity campaign to help children in need. For every copy of Bear’s Birthday sold between July 1 and July 31, 2011, Barefoot Books pledged to donate a new book to  Refuge.

Refuge is delighted to announce that this partnership has resulted in 450 brand new books for the children we support in our network of refuges all over the country.

“Children and their mothers who access Refuge’s services often leave home with little or no notice. Many women and children arrive at the refuge in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes they are wearing and if the child is lucky their favourite toy,” explains Sandra Horley, CBE, chief executive of Refuge. “Books are a huge treat for children, and especially the children we work with who have been uprooted and who may be missing home comforts. We are very grateful to Barefoot Books for selecting Refuge as one of its charity partners and we are certain their wonderful books will delight the thousands of children we care for.”

For more information about Barefoot Books, go to: www.barefootbooks.com/uk