Our work in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

We’ve been providing books and stories to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, Northern Ireland since 2013.

There’s a strong sense of community at the Royal Belfast Hospital, ensuring young patients feel welcome and secure. Children and their families are enthralled by the enchanting stories from our highly experienced storyteller, Steve, whose Irish tales help children to escape their hospital walls.

Our books are invaluable to the children and families who find themselves in all sorts of different wards in Belfast – from the Musgrave CAMHS unit (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) to Paediatric Intensive Care:

“I delivered some of the pre-school and board books to the Paediatric Intensive Care. Very, very few parents bring books with them to read to their child. For many of these infants or pre-schoolers this could be their very first own book! Isn’t that wonderful? Thank you very much.”

Jenne McDonald, Play Team Manager, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

We love working in Belfast!

Storyteller Steve Lally with patient

“Steve was extra brilliant today. He had three boys who haven’t laughed in a while doubled over . . . it was fantastic.

Also an absolute delight for the parents to see and hear their sons laughing so freely. He made a difference to some little lives today.”
Teacher, Haematology