Our work in Hull Royal Infirmary

Our service bringing brand new books and regular storyteller visits started in 2014, and to date, we’ve delivered over 5,000 carefully-chosen books, and countless storytelling sessions provided by two different storytellers, for children to enjoy with their families.

Amanda works in Hull Royal Infirmary, taking over from Graham, the first storyteller Read for Good ever had, who’s enjoying some well-earned retirement! Amanda brings her rich experience from other hospitals and brightens up Hull’s wards, siderooms and even corridors with her terrific tales.

“One of those magical things happened where the effect of the session travelled wider than the room. They [children, parents, staff] were all dancing and the ward doors were a little way behind them – so staff were passing and stopping and watching, or coming in and watching, and one staff member came in and joined in.”


“The Read for Good scheme builds links with all staff on the wards as well as parents and carers. It creates a small bright quiet space where there may only be dull noisy times when you are in hospital.”

Jo Leeman, Hospital Education Manager
“When they made Graham, they threw the mould away! He’s been a credit to your organisation and an outstanding storyteller.” What a legacy for Graham to have!