Donate today and help us deliver the much-lauded Annual 2 to low decile schools across Aotearoa

$19,652 of $22,050 goal
Given by 66 generous donors in around 9 months

Donate today and help us deliver Annual 2 to low decile schools, and help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.

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'What a feast! The … children loved it!’ - Joy Cowley

'...their mouths will drop and then they’ll keep it forever and love it to pieces.' - The Spinoff

Annual 2 is a highly original, contemporary take on the much-loved annuals of the past: a treasury of fiction, comics, poems, essays, art, and high jinks, craft, cooking, art, music and drama. The book was commissioned, edited and published by award-winning writer Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris, editor of the School Journal.

It's a New Zealand book for New Zealand kids, aged 9 -13 years old. Annual 2 is a celebration of imagination and diversity, packed with inspired stories and ideas by some of New Zealand’s most legendary, and up and coming, Kiwi authors and illustrators.

* A tribute to body surfing by Lloyd Jones

* The untold story, in comic format, of New Zealand’s space station by film director Johnathan King

* DIY guides for a revolting mask, papier-mâché letterbox, and knitted digestive system

* Bill Manhire’s hilarious snapshot of time in the dentist chair (illustrated by Toby Morris)

* There is even a specially commissioned song by Bic Runga complete with musical score

To find out more about Annual 2, visit https://www.annualannual.com/

The Fledge Trust wants to see Annual 2 read and loved as widely as possible, especially by children who may not have access to such brilliant books. We need a community of donors to help us purchase, package and deliver 450 copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools from Northland to Southland and everywhere in between.

For every $49 donated, we will send a copy of Annual 2 addressed to the School Librarian in a low decile school.

Making a donation, big or small, towards one or more copies, will help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.

We'd appreciate you sharing this campaign with your friends, family and colleagues - far and wide!

About us

The Fledge Trust was established to help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders, especially aged 8-13 years. Fledge was inspired by Kate De Goldi & Susan Paris who seek out, mentor, and publish new writers for young readers.

Use of funds

Funds will enable The Fledge Trust to purchase and send copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and help Annual Ink continue their important work - seeking out, mentoring and publishing new writers for young New Zealanders.

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Goal reached!  15 April 2022

Success!! Thanks to your generous contributions, the Fledge Trust has now delivered copies of Annual 2 to 430 low-decile schools throughout New Zealand. Books were sent to both full-primary and intermediate schools. We are thrilled to help build a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders, and are delighted with the responses we've received from schools. A big thank you to all of our donors; it wouldn’t have happened without you.

There are no more copies of Annual 2 available, but we now have our eyes on Annual 3, which is to be published later this year.

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Ann and Michael
Ann and Michael on 19 Dec 2021
Great initiative
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Ross
Ross on 16 Dec 2021
$250
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Ferguson Family on 10 Dec 2021
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Jenny on 08 Dec 2021
Very happy to support this great cause.
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Jennifer on 07 Dec 2021
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