Aspire is delighted to have partnered with Penguin Random House Children’s for a sponsored read following the release of Jacqueline Wilson's new book Katy

We are encouraging schools to raise funds for Aspire by asking their students to commit to reading a list of books. Taking part in a sponsored read is a brilliant way to get into reading and help others at the same time.

All students need to do is:

  • choose what they’re going to read (it can be anything they want!)
  • find sponsors (family and friends – never strangers)
  • remind sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box if they can
  • collect their sponsor money and bring it to school, along with this completed sheet

Please send your Sponsored Read form with a cheque for the amount raised, payable to 'Aspire', to the address below.  Please don't send cash through the post. 

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Download the Sponsored Read form here.

The student that raises the most funds for Aspire by the end of the year will win a bundle of 50 books from Penguin Random House Children’s for their class or library. Please send all forms to Aspire in order to enter your students in this competition.

Download the full Terms and Conditions here.

A retelling of the nineteenth century classic What Katy DidKaty tells the story of Katy Carr, a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family.  She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof, or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging . . . But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident.

Download free teacher’s resources here.

Download a free extract from Katy here.

About Aspire:

Click here to read more about how your fundraising will help people with Spinal Cord Injury

If you are interested in further fundraising for Aspire, please click here for suggestions of how you can help.

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