We recently welcomed Darren Cooper, founder of BookBoxes, to our Telford hospice. He bought with him a very welcome donation of two BookBoxes, one for each of our hospices.
The BookBox project aims to provide good quality books, at no charge, to children via schools or other public service organisations.
Many children come to our hospice each year to visit loved ones who might be staying with us or even to be a part of our children’s bereavement support services.
Each BookBox includes a carefully chosen selection of fiction, non-fiction and educational books for children of varying ages. Each BookBox will placed alongside the equipment and facilities we provide for children in each hospice. Visiting children can read the books whilst at the hospice and are also free to take them home and keep them as BookBoxes will restock the boxes if need be.
Heather Palin , Hospice Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Care said: “When we heard about BookBoxes we thought it was an inspired idea and we are delighted to have received two BookBoxes that will significantly enhance the facilities we offer to visiting children who are often in much need of good quality entertainment and diversion.”