We are thrilled to announce that Booktrust has been shortlisted for the prestigious Third Sector Big Impact Award for the national reading programme, Bookstart. The award recognises a project that has had a substantial impact on national or international life. Celebrating its 20th year in 2012, Bookstart, the early years intervention programme, has already reached more than 30 million babies and toddlers through the gift of free books at key ages before they start school The Letterbox Club is the current holder of the 2011 Third Sector Excellence Charity Partnership Award - fingers crossed for Bookstart.
The other nominees in the Third Sector Big Impact award category are: Build Africa, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Mencap, National Federation of Women's Institutes, Reprieve and Social Enterprise UK.
The winners of the 2012 awards will be announced at a ceremony on 27 September at the Lancaster London Hotel.