We are very proud of our charity work at Full Media, and we are always looking for new ways to support organisations that either help children or the environment. We are best known for our partnership with Rainforest Trust UK, having saved 360 acres of rainforest already this year and having pledged to donate £1 per paperback sale of The Problem with Poppy by Emma Sandford, but it doesn’t stop there.
We like to support local charities where possible. We work with children’s charity Visyon, who support the mental and emotional health of children, young people and their families. We recently did a joint Zoom session with them and Franklyn Financial Management to celebrate the launch of The Problem with Poppy, in which Visyon’s Izzy and Laura held an excellent craft workshop to encourage the kids watching to express themselves through art. Author Emma has offered to donate 10 signed copies of the book to the charity, who want to give it to their counsellors so that they can use it as a tool to help kids talk about trauma, trust and isolation issues.
We were also proud to take part in Visyon’s Spring Fun Pack earlier this, providing them with an exclusive video of Nick Jones reading Go to Sleep by fellow Full Media author Marion Adams, and we donated books as a prize for a craft competition.
Last week we sent 40 books to Builder Book, a new initiative in Liverpool that will be giving boxes of items, including children’s books, to hard-hit families in the area.
And this week we will be meeting up with charity Friends for Leisure, whose mission is to “provide disabled children with the opportunities to have fun, make friends and do the everyday things that other children and young people take for granted.” Their activity coordinator Hannah is interested in our authors providing a story-writing workshop, and we will also be donating books to them to give to the children they work with.
During lockdown, Nick Jones did free Zoom sessions with children’s charity Ruby’s Fund and Space4Autism, where he read One Night in Beartown and answered the kids’ questions. He hopes to do in-person sessions with them soon as we hopefully come out of lockdown fully.
If you work for a charity that you feel could benefit from our children’s books or sessions, either online or face to face, please contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.