Local authorities in Wales have received their November and December parcels, bringing to a close this year's parcel dispatch in the UK.
Letterbox Club has delivered close to 27,000 parcels this year, to just under 4,500 looked-after children signed up in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
In 2011, the programme ran from May to October in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in Wales from July to December. We would like to thank all participating local authorities for helping to deliver the programme. We have had some excellent feedback throughout the year.
Here's what some local authorities have said about Letterbox Club:
Sue Holmes, from Dudley Virtual School LACES team, said:
Undoubtedly, these parcels have been an amazing resource for our LAC. We've had our best response ever from our young people this year. They seem to be so proud and excited about receiving these packages through the post... Thanks again for providing such an excellent child-centred resource.
This year, children have received their parcels in new Letterbox Club-branded envelopes and the maths games have been easier to administer at local authority level, arriving shrink-wrapped and ready to insert at the correct level for the child. This proved to be popular with local authority coordinators.
Marjorie Graham, Eduation Coordinator at Wandsworth Borough Council said:
I just wanted to say thank you to all at Letterbox for the new parcel arrangements. It has certainly made life a lot easier for me.
As this year's programme draws to a close, preparations for 2012 are already in full swing. Our book selection meeting was held here at Book House on 28 September and sign up for next year's programme has been open since 1 October.
If your local authority hasn't yet signed up, there is still time to do so.
Find out more about how to sign up.