Our work in North Wales

Our service providing brand new books and storyteller visits reached North Wales in 2014, providing entertainment, distraction and comfort for the children of Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor and Glan Clwyd in Rhyl.

Around half of the books that we give to both hospitals are Welsh language, ensuring all children and their families can access wonderful new books and stories. The staff are passionate about their Welsh heritage, and we’re pleased to be able to meet the specific needs of the local community.

“We read Clen yny Ddihas, the Welsh version of Claude in the City by Alex Smith, and this was an excellent way of helping her to recover after her operation: we cuddled up to read it, it has great pictures and quirky charades and part 2 even has a funny story about the dog in the hospital! Perfect! Thank you!”

Parent of 7-year-old, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

Young patients, their families and the staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd enjoy the regular visits of Fiona, who skilfully tells stories in both English and Welsh.

“Fiona was so good – she’ll take your mind off everything.”

9-year-old patient
(From L-R) Liz from the hospital Play Team, Cherry from Read for Good, Shoned from Books Council of Wales, Carina from the Play Team and Fiona, our storyteller, proudly showcasing our bookcase!