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

  • Goal reached!

      15 April 2022
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    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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  • 250 copies of Annual 2 posted to schools so far

      16 December 2021
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    We’re excited to let you know that because of your generous support, we’ve been able to package up and post off 250 copies of Annual 2 to low decile, full primary and intermediate schools in Auckland and Northland, on Great Barrier Island, in the central North Island, the greater Wellington area, the Wairarapa, on the Chatham Islands and all over the South Island.

    The recent article in the Dominion Post featuring Naenae Intermediate’s school librarian Lois Fordyce and student librarian Amelia Ferguson, has helped us raise more money to send more schools a copy of the much-lauded Annual 2.

    “There’s never enough money in school libraries, so you have to weigh up what you put your money into, what will be most beneficial for students,” school librarian Lois Fordyce said. “So when we get these beautiful books freely sent to us, you think ‘yes, this is wonderful’. There is so much in Annual 2 for young readers to become engrossed in, many are drawn to graphic novels, but could also be introduced to poetry through the book.”

    You can read the full story here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/127162042/charity-bringing-new-zealand-books-to-lowdecile-schools

    We’re all set to post off another 175 copies of Annual 2 when schools reopen in 2022.

    To help us reach our goal of sending 450 books to low decile schools around New Zealand, we’d appreciate you sharing our Givealittle campaign page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-us-donate-annual-2-to-low-decile-schools with your friends and family far and wide. As you know, every little bit counts as we, The Fledge Trust, go about building a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.

    Photo (L-R): Lois Fordyce (school librarian) and Amelia Ferguson (student librarian) of Naenae Intermediate in Lower Hutt with Kate De Goldi of Annual Ink.

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  • 120 copies of Annual 2 packaged and posted so far

      24 November 2021
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    Thanks to your generous support, and the support of dozens of other donors, we’ve been able to package up and post off 120 copies of Annual 2 to low decile, full primary and intermediate schools in the greater Wellington area, the Wairarapa and all over the South Island. We even posted two to schools in the Chatham Islands!

    The messages of thanks flooding in from school librarians say it all:

    “What a treasure to have in our school library! It is filled with such interesting and varied content and will be a much-read book. Your generosity is very much appreciated.” — Lois Fordyce, Librarian, Naenae Intermediate School, Lower Hutt

    “A lovely surprise and welcome addition to our library. I’m already being encouraged by students to get it processed and on the library shelves! We very much appreciate your generosity (and all those who donated), and the drive to make this happen.” — Jill Marriott, Librarian, Corinna School, Porirua

    Our Givealittle campaign has already raised $18,000! For us to send all 450 copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools around New Zealand, we need to raise a further $4,000.

    We’d really appreciate you sharing our Givealittle campaign page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-us-donate-annual-2-to-low-decile-schools with your friends and family far and wide. As you know, every little bit counts as we, The Fledge Trust, go about building a life-long love of reading in young New Zealanders.

    Photo by Bruce Foster. (L-R): Susan Paris & Kate De Goldi of Annual Ink with Sarah Connor, Bridget Bridgman and Rachel Hayward, trustees of The Fledge Trust

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  • Over half way there!

      3 September 2021
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    Wow! Thanks to your generous support, we’ve already reached over half of our goal to deliver 450 copies of Annual 2 to low decile schools across Aotearoa. We, The Fledge Trust, are sending bucketloads of appreciation your way!

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    • 03/09/2021 by becs

      Amazing! What a community we have in NZ.