This Christmas, bring the magic of books and stories to a child in hospital.

Imagine the difference a book could make to a seriously ill child in hospital.

To a child, a stay in hospital can be overwhelming. They might be far from home. Missing friends and family. Away from their familiar routine. Surrounded by the beep of machines. They might be in pain, worried about medical procedures, feeling that they have no choices and everything is out of their control.

Your gift could bring a story to a child when they need it most.

Books and stories can work a special magic. They can distract from reality, offer new worlds of imagination, new friendships. Comfort. They can whisk a child on adventures. They can help them discover their own reserves of bravery and resilience. 

This Christmas, your donation could bring this magic to a child in hospital.

Your donation could help keep Read for Good’s orange bookcases stocked with a wide range of brand new, exciting titles for children in hospital to read and keep. 

Your support could help provide storytelling sessions in one of the 30 major children’s hospitals across the UK.

The difference your support could make:

“Being able to select a new book to keep really did raise her spirits after a super tough time. She responded better to this than she has some of the strongest medicine.” Parent of a child in hospital

Books and stories for children in hospital film

To find out more about our work in hospitals click here