Our work in Southampton General Hospital

We’ve been providing books and stories to Southampton General Hospital since 2014. Whilst some find their home within the main hospital wards, our books are also greatly valued by the staff and patients of Bursledon House – Southampton’s in-patient paediatric/psychiatric unit.

“Reading is my great passion (20 years a secondary English teacher and literacy lead) and I am always so impressed by the quality of the books that you send. Hospitals and school libraries were always synonymous with shabby old books and broken games in my previous experience – the service you provide really challenges that and reflects the absolutely vital role that literature can play in children’s lives.”

Headteacher, Southampton General Hospital

Our incredibly experienced storyteller, Mike, travels around the wards in Southampton, telling tall tales and creating some magic, which almost always ends up with everyone in the room having a good old belly laugh!