Gift a book with Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross Bookshops

Following on from my Operation Christmas Child post I spotted another local christmas charity initiative I wanted to highlight.

The Gift a Book girls, Helen, Sheryl and Kira.

Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross Bookshops are this year are running Gift a Book, a way of giving underprivileged children in Herts and Bucks a new book to enjoy at Christmas.

Gift a Book works in partnership with local organisations The Dorcas Project, The Castle Fields Children's Centre and the Three Rivers Child's Centre. These groups offer support to underprivileged children aged three and eighteen. Gift a Book will support  Storybook Dads a non profit charity that allows fathers in prison to record bedtime stories for their children. 

How does Gift a Book work?

The next time you visit either bookshop choose a book for the age and gender of your choice, pay for it at the til. That's it! The book will then be wrapped and delivered to it's new home in time for Christmas Day.

Lord Fluffington the official schools coordinator and book wrapper in chief!
Storybook Dads and Storybook Mums enable prisoners to maintain the bond between parent and child by allowing children to make bedtime story CD's or DVD's. Your donations will go to HM Prison The Mount in Bovingdon.

The Dorcas Project was set up by Jo Preston who is a Health Visitor in the High Wycombe area. Set up in 2010 it was created to support the needs of children and their families who live in poverty in the High Wycombe District.

The Castle Fields Children's Centre in Wycombe helps 356,000 children, young people and their families and are the largest provider of Sure Start Children's Centres.

Three Rivers West Children's Centre works with organisations and professionals to coordinate services and give children ages 0-5 years the best start in life.

The closing date for Gift a Book is 15th December. For more information contact Kira at info@cwbookshop.co.uk or call 01923 283566.

This is not a sponsored post and So this is me, Mrs T has voluntarily chosen to highlight this charity initiative. With thanks to Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross Bookshops for the information and images.


  1. These are great projects and a fab way to give back. I grew up in your area so was nice to read about things going on near my home town!

    1. Ooooh did you? I grew up in Bucks, moved away but came back!

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    1. It's fab, there are loads of great charity projects around at this time of year.