Other ways to give

There are lots of ways to help us build upon the great achievements of our first nine years and bring the joy of reading to as many children as possible. You can make a donation, buy an annual pass, shop in our bookshop, take part in one of our events or simply spread the word about Seven Stories.

"One girl I have worked with has had real behavioural problems. She said there is nothing she didn’t like about Seven Stories. It’s impacted on her whole personal development; it’s helped build her confidence. It’s made her realise that there is lots in the community that she can access." Teacher, partner primary school

Text Giving

You can now donate to Seven Stories by text. All texts are free of charge, regardless of your network, so you will only be charged the donation amount. All you have to do is text READ07 followed by a space and your donation amount to 70070 (e.g. READ07 £10). Maximum donation using this service is £10 per text.


Regular Giving

Gifts in the form of regular payments are particularly welcome and enable Seven Stories to plan for the future. We welcome donations of all sizes. If you would like to donate by regular direct debit from your bank or building society account you can download this form, fill in your details and return it to us by post. Or why not set up a Direct Debit to become a Friend of Seven Stories. Our Friends support us by donating £10 a month, click here to find out more.

Donate Royalties

Among its many supporters, Seven Stories is extremely fortunate to have authors, illustrators and their families who offer their talents by donating royalties to support our work. Please contact Amanda Beckham, amanda.beckham@sevenstories.org.uk, for more information.

Leaving a Legacy

When you put a gift in your will to support Seven Stories, you have the immediate satisfaction of knowing that your contribution will help to safeguard our unique treasury of British children’s literature for years to come. What is more, it doesn't cost you anything now. If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to Seven Stories and would like more information or to talk through options with us, please get in touch with Amanda Beckham, Fundraising & Development Manager, amanda.beckham@sevenstories.org.uk.

We recommend that you use a solicitor to have your will drafted or updated. It's really straightforward to include a gift to Seven Stories in your will. All you have to do is give your solicitor our registered address and charity number. That's it. Your solicitor will do the rest, so it really couldn't be easier.


Click here for more information on legacy giving.

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ Reg. Charity No. 1056812.