Another successful Storyfest Giving Day was held this term with more than $120,000 raised for literacy programmes.

In 2022 the money raised from our first Storyfest Giving Day went towards the following:

  • We delivered our first two day regional Children Writers’ Festival in Longreach 
  • Hosted school visits in Queenstown, New Zealand 
  • Gave away 5,360 books
  • Sponsored 38 schools to attend the Gold Coast Writers’ Festival and more

Moving forward, we will be following up delivering a two day writers festival in Longreach this year as well as stepping into Lismore region (invited by them) in partnership with a bookshop to offer activities for schools impacted by floods.

We will also take our On the Road programme into the Scenic Rim region and we are investigating regional festivals in St. George and Emerald for 2024.

We will continue to support local schools and this year, out of the 38 sponsored schools, 20 were local, that attended the Festival.

We’ve also been able to put books into baby bags at various hospitals, ensuring babies receive their very first book from Storyfest. We’re looking to expand that project into the new Tweed Hospital and if we can, get into Gold Coast Hospital!

You can watch how Storyfest is helping, HERE.

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