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LGT celebrates World Book Day

As part of today’s World Book Day celebrations, our Play teams at LGT dressed up as fictional characters and gave out free books to our patients on the children’s wards at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and University Hospital Lewisham (UHL).   

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and reading in which children dress up as their favourite characters from books. This year’s theme was 'Read Your Way', which promotes the idea that children are more likely to enjoy reading when their choices are championed and we make reading fun.

Ronnie Uden, an eight-year-old patient on the children's ward at QEHdressed up as one of the Star Wars characters. He said: “It was brilliant that the Play team dressed up with me today and joined in the fun; otherwise, I would have missed out on the World Book Day celebrations and I also got a free book too.”


Carol Sullivan-Wallace, Health Play Specialist, explained: “World Book Day is an fantastic opportunity to celebrate the power of storytelling and connect with our patients. 

LGT's Play and Education teams work hard to make sure that each child and young person's experience in a hospital setting is normal, with activities that distract them and make them smile, so that they have no worries if they have to return to the hospital. It was wonderful to see so many children and people taking part, and most importantly, so many smiles."

Play Team at QEH


Play Team at UHL



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