This summer, WHSmith Trust and PLC are donating books to 10 hospitals across the UK. Each hospital will receive 300 books, to create a new library or supplement an existing one.
Cathy Garlick, Assistant Director of Operations, Women and Children’s Directorate at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted that WHSmith has chosen Ealing Hospital to make this donation. It is a fantastic initiative and one which will be used and enjoyed by children and families.”
The WHSmith Trust is an independent charity that aims to promote literacy and support the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work.
Srivatsava Kondapally, Manager of WHSmith store in Ealing Hospital, said:
“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to support our local hospital and help to create library facilities for patients and staff. It’s a great way for the staff at WHSmith to get involved with their local communities and help promote literacy.”
The ‘Books for Hospitals’ initiative will see 3,000 books donated to ten hospitals across the country this summer.
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16 July 2010
WHSmith Group Charitable Trust
WHSmith Press Office 020 78518850
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
Press Office 020 8967 5664
Notes to Editor:
The WHSmith Group Charitable Trust is an independent charity (registered charity no. 1013782). The Trust has two principal objectives: to support the local community in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work; and to support education and lifelong learning. The charity plays an important role in enabling WHSmith to be at the heart of the local communities it serves and is an ideal fit with the WHSmith core values and brand.