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ReadWell's free books and storytellers make life better for children in hospital 

Little boy with bookcase in BelfastEvery year, tens of thousands of children throughout the UK are hospitalised. Some are there just for a short time, but many others must endure prolonged or repeated stays because of serious illness.

However long their stay, ReadWell makes life better for all children in hospital by bringing them free books and professional storytellers.

ReadWell's free resources provide distraction, entertainment and reassurance for all young inpatients in the hospitals in which the scheme is running. Access to the charity's books also helps prevent children from falling behind educationally.

After a successful trial in three hospitals, ReadWell is now being rolled out nationwide, as funding permits. Browse this site to find out how ReadWell works - and how you can help us reach more children in hospital.

ReadWell is part of Read for Good, the charity which runs the hugely successful, long-established Readathon sponsored reading programme in thousands of schools throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Knowing their sponsorship money will help fund ReadWell really motivates schoolchildren to read for Readathon. 

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