Read for RNIB is now in its third year and we need your support to make it bigger and better. By taking part you'll be raising much needed funds for RNIB and helping to change the story for blind and partially sighted people all over the UK.

Read for RNIB 2013 took place on Friday 11 October, but we are encouraging everyone to hold a literary-themed fundraising event on a date that works best for you throughout the year. Register your school today!

Charlotte loves receiving books from RNIB’s library. It makes it possible for her to read the same books as her friends. She loves reading and currently her favourite books are the Harry Potter series.”
- Mum of Charlotte, registered blind and a braille reader.

Dedicated schools resources

When you register for Read for RNIB, we will send you a fundraising kit and you will be also be able to access a schools pack that includes a host of inclusive reading-themed activity ideas for Key Stages 1-3. We have written these with the help of Think Global to make sure that they meet National Curriculum needs and give teachers all the materials and information to run engaging, practical sessions in and outside the classroom.

These materials are exclusively available as downloads to schools that register for Read for RNIB Day.

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Benefit your school with 20 per cent of fundraising

Schools also have the option to keep 20 per cent of any money raised. This means Read for RNIB can benefit not only blind and partially sighted children all over the UK but all the pupils in your school too. Perhaps treat your library to the latest award winning books! For more information, read our terms and conditions for schools.

Exciting competitions for schools

Schools taking part have a chance to win a visit from author Darren Shan or a year's supply of Walker children's books. The draw will take place on Monday 16 December 2013.

For more information, read our school terms and conditions, email us at or call 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Register today!

Register your school today to receive your free fundraising pack with loads of ideas and top tips.

Still need more ideas?

Once you have registered don't forget to check out our A to Z of fundraising ideas to see even more ways you could make your Read for RNIB Day reading related event even bigger.

Sunflower growing competition

This one takes a little bit of planning! Acquire some sunflower seeds from your local garden centre, email/put up posters to encourage entrants, ask for a donation for three or four seeds and see who can grow the tallest sunflower over the next couple of months. Photo evidence is great and where possible communal growing is encouraged. Set a time or height limit to increase the tension

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University Challenge

Organise a University Challenge style event (the teams don’t necessarily need to be from universities) on the theme of literature. Why not have a start for ten on “Starter for Ten” by David Nicholls or an entire round on the teachers of Hogwarts? Charge an entry fee per team and if possible offer up a book-themed prize.

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Daytime Story Sleepover

Join the sleepy dormouse by hosting a daytime story sleepover. Ask somebody to read a story aloud or why not use an audio book? It’s a great way for even the youngest to join in with Read for RNIB Day and experience how brilliant audio books are for children with sight problems. It’s an easy fundraising idea for schools and nurseries.

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