Communities across the country are set to benefit thanks to a unique partnership between Groundwork and children’s publisher Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.

The partnership will see Frances Lincoln, part of the Quarto Group, donate 3% of the retail price to the charity from its next book, Thank You, written by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and acclaimed illustrator Sam Usher. Groundwork will use these funds to install Friendship Benches. A Friendship Bench brings kids together, so if they are ever feeling lonely or left out or simply in need of a friend in that moment, they can place themselves on the bench and the others will know they need company and go and chat to them, bringing children together.

All you have to do is follow us on socials and enter our prize draw.


Competition closes 27th November 2020.




Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply you must be an organisation whose primary focus is working with children under 11 years of age.

Voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), Nursery or Primary schools; health bodies (eg Primary Care Trust, NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Hospital, Children’s Hospices ), Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, Brownie, Guides, Scouts, Social housing providers are all eligible to apply.. This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of organisations who work with Children in this age range who are eligible.

You must also be over 18 with the land owner’s permission.

Private organisations who charge an entry fee, businesses, organisations whose primary focus isn’t children under 11 years old or individuals will not be eligible to apply.

Runners up will receive a copy of the book.

No alternative prize is available.