Story Starters is grateful to have the support of the following people:

"Beanstalk and my Imagination Library have joined together to launch a special program which will help children become more ready to read and to learn. We call it Story Starters. We send books into the children’s homes and our caring volunteers work one-to-one with the children to give them the extra support they need with their reading. We need you to help us make a lifelong difference in a child’s life so please apply to be a Story Starter. Let’s make sure their stories have a happy ending!" – Dolly Parton

“I always say ‘childhood lasts a lifetime’ so children need the right kind of encouragement and support in their early years to help them reach their full potential.  That’s why I’m proud to promote Story Starters to start children off on the right track.  Story Starters provide one-to-one learning support to pre-school children so they start primary school with language and communication skills, a fired up imagination and a lifelong enthusiasm for books, that mean they are more “ready to read”.  If you would like to make a lasting difference to a child’s life, then apply to become a Story Starter today and make a difference!" - Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE DL