Bristol charities Ablaze and Above & Beyond have teamed up to offer schools free books!

Don’t Be Scared is a wonderful anthology of poems and short stories by well-known authors and artists, including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake. This amazing hardback book also contains beautiful illustrations and is recommended for children aged 7+. It will allow children to discover new authors, stories and poems and will make a wonderful addition to your school library.

Ablaze and Above and Beyond are delighted to be able to offer copies of this book to schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire absolutely free! The books will be delivered directly to your school.

If your school would like to receive this amazing book, please send an email to enquiries@ablazebristol.org by 11 January 2019 with your school name, full address and a contact name. Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the page.

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About Ablaze

Ablaze is an independent charity that exists to tackle inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England region.

We do this by utilising the skills and commitment of business volunteers.

We aim to

  • raise young people’s confidence and aspiration;
  • support their attainment and skill levels and
  • empower them with knowledge to make informed choices about their future.

Since 2005 thousands of young people across the wider Bristol region have been supported by business and community volunteers delivering Ablaze programmes in schools. These programmes aim to raise aspiration and attainment and improve skill levels to boost young people’s chances in continuing education, employability and life.

Ablaze also run a yearly Poetry Competition to promote literacy in local schools. Full details of the competition can he found here.


About Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond is the local charity raising funds for Bristol city centre hospitals.

Their mission is to make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff who treat them in Bristol city centre hospitals. With the generosity of their donors and supporters they fundraise to:

  • Create welcoming environments.
  • Provide world class facilities and the latest technology.
  • Fund innovative research.
  • Support staff training and development.


Terms and Conditions

  • This offer is available to Local Authority Maintained and Academy schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
  • The closing date for this offer is 11 January 2019.
  • Books will be delivered to the school by Above & Beyond, however we are unable to confirm the exact day and time of delivery.
  • The books are for the school’s use and are not to be sold on to third parties.
  • All requests for books must come from a member of staff at the school; we are unable to accept requests from parents on behalf of schools.
  • The number of books given to each school will depend on how many schools request copies of the book.
  • In the event that we receive more requests for books than there are books available, books will be allocated on a first come first served basis.