Our work in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

In our home county of Gloucestershire, we love providing a regular supply of 120 brand new, exciting books and storyteller visits to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, and have been doing this since 2014. It always feels particularly special when we can highlight the service to local friends, who might face the daunting prospect of a young person they know going into hospital.

The team at GRH are fantastic, always going the extra mile to support us when they can. They’re so brilliant that we swiftly invited one of their teachers, Helen West, to join our Board of Trustees when she retired from teaching!

The children at GRH can’t get enough of visits from our hugely enthusiastic storyteller, Michael, who uplifts patients and their families with his tall tales. Michael is gifted at creating an instant rapport with young people, quickly putting them at ease and weaving their ideas into his stories. More often than not, they end up giggling with joy whilst listening to them!