Read for Good is a national charity motivating whole schools and communities to read for fun because we know that loving reading changes lives. Our vision is for all children in the UK to be given the opportunity, space and motivation to develop their own love of reading, benefiting them throughout their lives – for good. We do this through Readathon, the UK’s longest-running reading challenge; we get whole communities reading through our citywide reading campaigns and we work intensively to inspire reluctant readers in schools. Our unique hospital programme delivered in 30 major children’s hospitals across the UK helps seriously ill children travel from Narnia to Middle Earth through our regular supply of brand new, infection free books and visits from storytellers. In short, we work relentlessly to make sure every child has the opportunity to become a reader.
We are delighted that in 2019 the Victoria Wood Foundation is helping us take books and storytellers to thousands of seriously ill children at the Royal Free Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, brightening their days during the most challenging of times.