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Gromit’s Grand Read

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Find your new favourite story with Gromit’s Grand Read – the reading challenge inspired by Wallace & Gromit.  

Gromit’s Grand Read is a sponsored readathon that sparks a love for literature and creates a sense of achievement in children.  

The idea is simple: read as much as possible and raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Work together in teams, classes, or year groups and fundraise at school.  

A particpant of 'Gromit's Grand Read', the sponsored readathon, smiling with a stack of books.

“It’s a spectacular way to have fun while raising money for charity.”


Need more school fundraising ideas? You could hold a second-hand book sale, dress up as a character you love or put on a show based on your class’s favourite book. 

Prove to your pupils that reading can be great fun – especially when there are loads of Wallace & Gromit-themed resources to track your readathon progress and keep them motivated!  

Sign up today and receive your extra-special, free resources and support from our friendly Community Fundraising Team. 

Find out why Gromit’s Grand Read is the perfect reading challenge for your primary school.

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Ready to take on our sponsored reading challenge? We’ve got all the resources you need to fundraise at school.  


If you have any questions before signing up for Gromit’s Grand Read, take a look at our FAQs.  

Readers gather sponsorship from friends and family who pledge a certain amount of money for each page read, book completed, or hour spent reading. Participants then read their chosen books during the readathon period and track their progress. 

The date and length of your reading challenge are entirely up to you! 

Yes! Whether you’re a school, a group, or educating from home, we’d still love for you to get involved. Several fantastic ‘grand readers’ have completed their own solo sponsored read and raised vital funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Get in touch with Steph if you’re still unsure. 

No. It’s free to sign up and register your school or group. Just let us know how many people are participating so we can send you the correct number of resources to ensure every child can join in. 

There is no minimum fundraising target, but to ensure that you raise as much as possible, we suggest setting up a JustGiving page for your school. Your pupils can then as their friends and family to sponsor them. Each pupil will also get a sponsorship form. 

If you have signed up as a primary school or a community group, it’s all about teamwork! Set up a JustGiving page for your school or group and reach out to friends and family, asking them to sponsor you per page read, book read or time spent reading. Sponsorship forms will be provided for everyone, and if you prefer to collect cash, we can provide collection boxes.  

Each reader will receive a fun bookmark, a sponsorship form, and a book bingo sheet for the reading challenge. Teachers and/or parents will be provided with an information sheet on how to run your readathon smoothly and a reading tracker for each class or group.  

There is no limit! Just make sure to let Steph know how many pupils or children will be taking part in the reading challenge so that we can send you the right number of materials.  

Each class or group will get a reading tracker that they can display in their classroom – each time a pupil completes a book, you colour in a book on the tracker. You can also write the name of the book on the tracker. 

If you have set up a JustGiving page, the money will come to us automatically; all you need to do is let Steph know you have finished receiving donations. If you have any cash donations to pay, this can be done via cheque, bank transfer or via our website. Please contact Steph for these details.  

Congratulations! We will send your primary school, group or individual a bespoke thank you letter and certificate in celebration. If you would like to provide your pupils or group with their own individual certificates, download one and write their names on them.

The funds raised from Gromit’s Grand Read will help to support children and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Your generosity means we can provide free accommodation for families, medical equipment, music and play therapy, and so much more. Thank you.  

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