Free books for families and schools

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Families and schools are being offered free books as part of a scheme to help children and young people cope with the challenges of Service life. 

The ‘Books for All’ initiative is being run by the Naval Families Federation (NFF), backed with funding from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

The titles on offer cover a range of topics and are suitable for all ages. They include ‘The Invisible String’ by Patrice Karst, ‘My Daddy’s Going Away’ by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher MacGregor, ‘I Miss You: A Military Kid’s Book About Deployment’ by Beth Andrews, and ‘Leon and Bob’ by Simon James.

Families can claim a maximum of one book for each family member of currently serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel. 

Schools are limited to 10 books per school. Schools must have at least one pupil from a RN/RM family. The eligibility criteria was expanded to schools in “recognition that RN/RM children experience the most parental absence of all three Armed Forces’, the NFF said.

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