Miles Kelly donates money, books, and time to special charities that benefit children in need in the UK and overseas.
The Book Bus
Founded in 2008 by Tom Maschler, The Book Bus charity’s aim is to improve child literacy rates in Africa by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them. Book Buses are mobile libraries stocked with brilliant books. Every week they visit many schools in Africa. The Book Bus supports teachers at every school they visit, providing them with extra training so that they can teach children to read their new books. In 2017 The Book Bus launched the ‘I am a Reader Project’.
The 'I am a Reader' Project has been specially formulated to enable teachers and local volunteers in Zambia to improve child literacy levels in a way that allows children to learn easily, to discover books and read in a fun and informative way, and most importantly, gets results. With the training and resources that the scheme provides, their teachers and volunteer mentors will be taking the first steps to boosting the reading ability of 6400 children from 'non-reader' to 'I am a Reader' level.
Since 2010, Miles Kelly has donated many thousands of books and has raised enough money to buy a new bus called George. Read more about our work with The Book Bus.
East Anglian Children's Hospices
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the families wish – in families’ own homes, in the community or at one of their hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
Since 2007, Miles Kelly has raised £8599 by holding raffles, fancy dress competitions and bake sales! Read more about our work with EACH.
Children in Need
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. It will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience. The charity currently supports 2,600 projects that are working with children and young people facing a range of disadvantages or challenges in their lives such as poverty and deprivation, abuse or neglect or any kind of disability.
Read more about our work for Children in Need.