What is the Bookmark Project?
1st Burley Brownies are raising money to improve the education and therefore life chances of the children who attend Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe through funding a variety of projects – building an early years classroom, bringing electricity to the school, purchasing reading books to name the three current projects we are working on.
The Bookmark Project is one of our newest fundraising initiatives. Started by our leader in 2017 the first Bookmark Project auction raised £974 for the school. We were extremely grateful for the support of Julia Donaldson, Nick Sharratt, Caroline Quentin, The Brownlee brothers, the cast of The Girls musical, M.G. Leonard, Mairi Hedderwick, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros and many more, all of whom designed bookmarks for the auction.
In 2018 we built on that success with the help of old friends and new including Brian May, the cast of Casualty, Patrick Stewart, Jo Brand and Sandi Toksvig raising a brilliant £3080.
We are happy to say that the Bookmark Project is back for 2019! We are reaching out to you as an author, actor, sports person or other celebrity or maybe you are just a book lover. We would like you to design us a bookmark which we can auction to raise money for the school. Your design can be as simple or complicated as you like, it can be any shape you like. We would just like it to represent you and your love of books and learning or maybe the characters you write about if you are an author or a favourite quote from your favourite book. If you could sign your bookmark somewhere that would be amazing!
You can then send your finished bookmark to: The Bookmark Project, 1st Burley-in-Wharfedale Brownies, The Scout and Guide Hut, Peel Place, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7JS
We will be auctioning all your bookmarks in May and we will keep you informed of how much we raise. Many thanks for reading this far! If you have any questions you can reach us through the Contact Us page or via twitter on @slhattersley or @1stburleybrownies .