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Storytelling

The power of storytelling is an incredible thing. To be transported to another time, place or galaxy can be so brilliantly beneficial for children when they are unwell.

Our partnership with Read For Good brings talented storyteller Gerry to the hospital twice a month. Gerry tells interactive, awe-inspiring tales from around the world; bringing ancient traditions and diverse cultures alive with a mix of humour, words and music.

His narratives conjure worlds of magic and adventure, encouraging children and young people’s imaginations to run wild and filling the wards and waiting areas with delight. A little distraction goes a long way!

He hasn't responded to anything at all today, now he's moving and making noises. That's amazing!

- Nurse, about child during storytelling session