Aug 09, 2016
At Pesto we’re asking for people to raid their bookshelves and donate children and family friendly books this summer as we prepare to launch our charitable book exchange on Roald Dahl Day.
September is Roald Dahl’s birth month, and each year celebrations are held centring around his birthday on 13th September. This year’s Roald Dahl Day is sure to be extra special as it is the centenary since the renowned author’s birth.
Here at Pesto we’re launching a family book exchange box at all of our restaurants from mid-September where your little ones will be able to take a book from the selection in return for a donation, which will be given to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Pesto at the Axe & Compass General Manager David Joesbury comments: “Roald Dahl’s fantastic creations like Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have transformed countless children into devoted readers and this seemed a great opportunity to help encourage more children to get into reading.
“We want to give pre-loved hardbacks and paperbacks a new life so hope we can get support with donations of books to help us launch this book exchange.”
To get involved just drop off any family friendly or children’s books you would like to donate – either new or used in good condition – at any Pesto during opening hours. The book exchange will open from the 13th September.
‘If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important’ Roald Dahl
Once the book exchange is open, any monetary donations for the books received from September will go to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity which aims to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK and helps over 20,000 children every year.