Be Part of Our Story

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

To read more about us and the work we do, you can access our most recent Annual Review here or click here to see what's been happening since we first opened our doors 10 years ago!

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.

"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

Making a One-off Donation

Donations can be made online by clicking here or by cheque, made payable to Seven Stories, to the address at the bottom of the page.

Regular Giving

You can help us by becoming a Friend of Seven Stories. Our Friends support us by donating £10 a month, click here to find out more.

Gift Aid

If you qualify and are happy to Gift Aid your donation, you can do so using this form.

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.

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,

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.

For more information click here.

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,, for more information.

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