“Books are a uniquely portable magic”
Stephen King



Like all charities, the Children's BookFest relies on local giving to meet local needs.


We rely on the generosity of our friends, business supporters and of course everyone who buys a ticket to the special events to be held throughout the year in Chichester.




We have the support of Hamptons Estate Agents, The Chichester Observer Group, West Sussex Libraries, The National Literacy Trust and Waterstones, who is generously discounting the cost of the books for the children. Local people have also volunteered to be stewards.



To enable the BookFest to be sustainable and become an annual event, donations from local businesses and private benefactors are being sought. 

A small amount of money can make such a difference to the success of this project, the benefits to our children and grandchildren are wide-ranging. 

Here are just some ideas of what your donation can buy:


  £20 - 4 books

  £80 - 1 hour author session in school

£120 - A workshop in a school

£250 - Helping to widen the area of benefit to include more schools in West Sussex


Get in touch


If you would like to know how you might be able to donate to this exciting event please do get in touch – 


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