The Monash Children’s Hospital School is grateful for the donation of over one hundred children and adolescent picture storybooks and novels, just in time for Book Week and Children’s Week.
The storybooks and novels were donated by John Mason, the grandfather of a long-term patient at Monash Children’s Hospital, as a gesture of appreciation for the many hospital teams who care for his family at Monash Children’s Hospital (MCH).
When asked about the importance of reading and books to him, John shared that he is a strong believer that children of all ages should be able to read and immerse themselves in stories while they are in our care.
John expressed how reading can offer our young patients and their families a welcomed respite into new worlds and help foster their imagination. Children can take a moment to read by themselves, bring their families together to read a story or share a story with our MCH care teams as well.
This is not the first time John has made a generous donation to the MCH School, having made another donation of books in 2021 and continuing to donate to his grandchildren’s local school as well as other organisations.
Thank you John for your generous spirit and for keeping the pages turning at MCH!