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Royal Preston Hospital receive large book donation which will allow hospitalised children to enjoy reading

Posted on - 19th March, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Nicola Entwistle with some of the donations

Royal Preston Hospital received a large donation of books to mark World Book Day (4 March).

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Spanning a huge range of children’s fiction authors exploring a number of themes and topics, the selection of titles donated were intended to inspire little ones, older readers and families to start reading.

World Book Day is an initiative that aims to promote reading for pleasure and offers every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

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In 2020, World Book Day gifted 1.03 million books in the UK and Ireland an encouraged 25,000,000 minutes of shared reading.

The donation was given by Lancashire housebuilder Barratt Homes.

Staff at the hospital were delighted to receive the donation of books for its early years and teen readers.

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Roya Armstrong, Fundraising Coordinator at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted to receive this very generous donation of books on behalf of the Paediatrics Department here at the trust.

“This very kind gesture will enable the team who work across children’s and young people’s services to help bring World Book Day to life and will no doubt bring many smiles to the faces of those in their care.”

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