The Ataxia Book Fairy sprinkles a little bit of her magical fairy-dust every time she leaves a book for you to find.

So why does she do this?

To encourage reading.

Books are very powerful. As well as imparting knowledge, reading a book also encourages the development of the reader’s imagination.

To encourage sharing.

When you read a book, the words on the page stir your imagination. The words enter your head and heart.

The words remain on the page when you’re finished too though. Ready to enter the imagination of someone else.

Most importantly of all, the Ataxia Book Fairy needs your help.

The Ataxia Book Fairy is feeling poorly. Instead of wings, she uses a wheelchair.

So most importantly of all, the Ataxia Book Fairy needs your help to raise the funds that the medical researchers need to find a cure for her, and for other people like her.

So if you would like to thank the Ataxia Book Fairy for leaving you this book, please donate a few pennies to the latest fundraising appeal:

Become one of the Ataxia Book Fairy’s Little Helpers.

Donate at least £5 to the Kiltwalk appeal, and the Ataxia Book Fairy will send you a booklet of 5 stickers (front & back)  to put on 5 of your own books.

Spread a little of your own magic too!