BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Read for Good’s first ever BBC Radio 4 Appeal, match funded by National Book Tokens and The Booksellers Association raises £58,011!

Track My Read gets an update

Schools can now take part in Group Challenges using our web-app tool, Track My Read (think Strava for reading)!

Storytelling on BBC’s Morning Live

BBC Presenters Gethin Jones and Kimberley Walsh told stories to children in hospital across the UK.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls drops in!

Students at Brookfield Community School were captivated by tales of adventures and perseverance when Bear Grylls visited their school.

Michael Rosen inspires…

… over 110,000 pupils as he shares stories and poems, and his recovery from Covid-19.

Ezekiel charms Radio 2!

At just 8 years old, Ezekiel has had 22 operations. Our books and storytellers have helped cheer him up all the way.

Our First London Marathon

For the first time in our charity’s history, a runner has taken part in the London Marathon in support of Read for Good. 

First book delivery of the year!

A selection of brand- new gorgeous books has just arrived in all 30 major children’s hospitals!

Our storytellers are back!

We are so excited to see our storytellers returning to hospitals, albeit virtually, offering their usual magic along with a good dose of escapism and distraction!

Rebuilding lost school library stock

Emergency £1k bundle of books and comics sent to 50 schools, reporting libraries decimated during the pandemic.

Cressida thanks Readathon schools

The Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell hosted an exclusive live event in June for schools who ran Readathon over the pandemic.

Learn the art of storytelling

We’re drawing on decades of storytelling in children’s hospitals to create bespoke training for medical staff to help build rapport with young patients.