Our Radio 4 Appeal

We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support for our Radio 4 Appeal, as so many people generously donated, shared our message, and sent wonderful messages of support to Hannah, William, and their family. Whilst our Appeal has ended, you can still donate to us in order to support the vital programmes that we run, hear Hannah’s powerful story, and learn more about William.

Helping William cope with cancer

When William was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 13, Read for Good’s books and storyteller helped him to process the news. They continue to help him, and his family, cope with the ongoing treatment.

27,000 books to children in hospital

We provide new books and resident storytellers to the 30 major UK children’s hospitals, providing essential comfort, distraction, entertainment and relief at a time when it’s needed the most.

Generously supporting our Appeal

Our long-standing partners, National Book Tokens and The Booksellers Association, threw their support behind our Appeal and generously doubled donations up to a value of £15,000.

If you have any questions about our work, please see our Appeal FAQs page, otherwise email reading@readforgood.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Other ways to help

Bring the magic of books and stories to children in hospitals and schools around the UK.

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Fundraise for us

Your own reading challenge, a sponsored silence, a bike ride or cake sale… we can’t wait to see your ideas!

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Get your school running Readathon

Suggest Readathon to your local school – it’s been motivating children to read since 1984!

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Follow Read for Good on social media

Like, tweet, retweet and shout about your experience of Read for Good!


Give the gift of reading to children around the UK by leaving a legacy in your will.

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Amazon Smile

Support Read for Good when you shop using your Amazon Smile account. Same service, same price, but Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to support our work.

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We occasionally have opportunities for volunteers to help in our office in Gloucestershire.

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Donating new books

If you have brand new books they may be used for our hospital programme or to give to schools in need of books.

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