ReadWell brings the healing power of books and stories to children in hospital
Every year, tens of thousands of children are hospitalised. Some for a short stay, many for prolonged or repeated stays because of serious illness.
We want to make life better for these children in hospital.
We bring books and professional storytellers to children in hospital to help take their minds off their plight, allay their fears and entertain them. We also bring them carefully-chosen books to help ensure they don’t also suffer educationally by falling behind at school.
We set up ReadWell in late 2010 to run in tandem with the very successful and established Readathon programme. Already we are running fantastic programmes in three major UK children’s hospitals – and we have great ambitions to reach every child in hospital over the coming months and years.