Seven Stories is a charity - all the money we raise is used to save, celebrate and share the wonderful world of children's books.

There are lots of ways to help us build upon the great achievements of our first ten years and bring the joy of reading to as many children as possible. You can support us by making a donation, working with us in a corporate partnership, taking part in one of our events or simply spreading the word about Seven Stories.

Don't forget, you are also supporting Seven Stories when you purchase an Annual Pass, shop in our amazing bookshop or hire a room for your event.

You can read our latest Annual Review here.

Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

Our Board of Trustees meets regularly to ensure the sound governance and strong leadership of our charity.

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of the following people:

Chris Pywell (Chair of Trustees)

Ella Ritchie (Vice Chair)

Annie Rigby (Vice Chair)

Mauricio Armellini (Vice Chair)

Prof Matthew Grenby

Douglas Dodds  

Nick Kemp          

Matt McWhinnie

Anthony Pierce                         

Ben Butler 

 Jill Coleman       

Jeremy Cripps   

Sheena Ray 

Ed Ripley

Rachel Lippee

Amy Sergison

We are also grateful to our Patrons who, through their influence and knowledge, are passionate advocates of our charity and the work we do.

Our Patrons are:

David Almond

Lord Beecham of Benwell and Newcastle

Sir Philip Pullman 

Michael Rosen

Dame Jacqueline Wilson

Sir Michael and Clare Morpurgo 


Our Founder Patrons are Elizabeth Hammill OBE and Mary Briggs OBE.

Seven Stories is a charity – all the money we raise is used to save, celebrate and share the wonderful world of children’s books. Find out more on our Support Us section.

Charity No: 1056812