Chloe’s Little Book Shop donates books to children on Amazon Ward

A local businesswoman has donated 60 books to children on Amazon Ward to help put a smile on the face of as many children as possible, during what can be a frightening time in hospital.

Mel Randle runs an online bookshop called, ‘Chloe’s Little Book Shop’, which was named after her daughter and set up when she was just six months old.

In December Mel joined the Love from Lapland appeal and made a donation of books to Peterborough City Hospital for children stuck in hospital on Christmas Day. These went down so well with the younger patients on Amazon Ward that Mel decided to hold a regular book stall at the hospital. All profits from the sale of books go toward reading and activity books for children on Amazon Ward and the stall will be located in the Women and Children’s Atrium once a month.

Mel Randle, said: “The stall was very well received in April by both hospital staff and visitors alike and in just one day I raised enough money to buy 60 books for the children. I can’t wait to see how things will develop throughout the year and look forward to returning again in May.”

Zoe Wilkinson, Play Specialist Team Leader at Peterborough City Hospital, said: “We are so grateful to Mel for her kind donation. The book stall has been really popular and to be given the opportunity for the children on our ward to benefit from these books is a lovely gesture. We look forward to seeing what bundle of books the children receive next time.”