After the delivery of the books, there were many calls, emails and letters of THANKS.

The Books are obviously appreciated !  Here are just some of the messages:

"On behalf of the staff in the Department of Recreation and Play Therapy, the children and families at Sydney Children's Hospital we thank you for your very kind donation of new books."
Kerry Crannis
Play Therapist
Deputy Manager Recreation and Play Therapy
Sydney Children's Hospital

"The books have arrived- there are some beautiful stories in this group for the kids to enjoy. Thanks for thinking of us"
Tracey Laidlaw
NUM Paediatrics
Manning Base Hospital

"On behalf of all the Tresillian staff, I wish to thank you for your donation.  Could you please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the people involved in this project, for their time, efforts and thoughts for parents experiencing difficulties with parenting their child"
Thank you again
Leanne Daggar, Centre Manager

"Thankyou Thankyou! The books arrived yesterday. I am sure they will be put to good use. It really is very kind of you to send the books to 100 different organisations. Through your generousity we will make the lives of sick children brighter. It was a great selection covering boys and girls of all ages. Can you please pass on our gratitude from the Wonder Factory crew and the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation to all who work for the Read & Recover Initiative?"
Kind regards,
Jodi Stewart
Wonder Factory Coordinator
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


"Thank you for your recent donation of children's books.  They will be put to very good use by the children. Your support of our work in providing specialist health services to country children who cannot access these services in their local area is much appreciated."
Jann Kingston - CEO
Royal Far West

"I have checked out the website-it appears you are doing great work. We are very grateful to your company for thinking of us and will definaltely be putting the books to good use-they are lovely.
On behalf of all the staff and patients on the children's ward here at Redcliffe Hospital,please accept my thanks."
Kind Regards,
Andrea Coe, A/Nurse Unit Manager,
Paediatric Ward, Redcliffe Hospital

"A HUGE THANK YOU for the books. The kids will love them."
Amanda Pooley
Stewart House


"Thank you for the donation of the books as part of the Read & Recover Initiative.The books are fantastic and will be much loved by the children and the parents of those staying with us"
Thanks Again
Georgina Downy, Communications Adviser
Monash Children's Hospital


"I received your generous donation of the children books today at Molong Health Service. These will assist in occupying our little ones when they are waiting for treatment in our hospital.  Thank you so much."
Rosalind Radburn NM


"Our books have arrived. On behalf of the patients and families of the Mater Children's Hospital, thank you most sincerely for this wonderful gift, it is greatly appreciated by all of us here at the Mater."
Kind regards
Sandy Pettit
Fundraising Coordinator
Mater Foundation Brisbane


"The books have arrived they will be put to use in our in-patient area for when we have children admitted to our facility."
Many thanks
Mona (GSAHS)


"Just a quick note to let you know that the books arrived safely today.  They are just fabulous!   No doubt, my CEO will want to send a formal letter of thanks, but just wanted to say what a wonderful initiative - children visiting our ED will be very grateful (as will their parents!)."
Kind regards,
Leanne Canobie
Seymour Health


"The staff were lovely and really thankful and said you let you and Brad know how wonderful it was."
The Team at Treslian in Penrith


"I received your books yesterday, and would like to thank your organisation very much. They are wonderful and will be utilised and treasured with care. Once again thankyou."
Yours faithfully
Karen Melksham CN 
kids ward.


"Thank you so much for the books, they arrived sometime last week and are great. The children will get much pleasure from them. Thanks from  all the staff and Children to White Now and Brad Sugars."
Judy Ayre
NUM Paediatrics
Wollongong Hospital


"These books would bolster our library and that the kids would get a great deal of enjoyment from them."
Children's Ward
Mt Druitt Hospital


"Thanks for the oportunity to particpate in the Read & Recover Initiative. Kerry at the Tocumwal Hospital was thrilled with all the books that they received. Well Done!"
Cathy Randell

"Thank you so much for the books that White Now sent us last week.  The books will be used with the Speech Therapist and the other department that will make use of them is in the 'age' department like the community day care centre - Thank you"
Cathy Morton
Day Care Coordinator
Junee Hospital

"Not only have the books brought pleasure to "little people" being treated in hospital, but they have also been helpful in entertaining siblings and giving parents some much needed assistance in coping with an otherwise stressful time in their lives. Your idea born from your own experience with your son in hospital, and grown with the generous assistance from Brad Sugars has provided an invaluable resource to our small rural health service."
Doreen Power
Chief Executive Officer
Seymour Health

"Books are not only educational tools, but can motivate and fuel a child's imagination, transporting them to different worlds. Patients and their parents are extremely grateful for your donation, which will certainly provide amusement to the children."
Veronica Maughan
Director, Communication and Public Relations

"What a delight it was for me to open this package and hand the books to the Nurse Unit Managers. We are a small rural hospital and a special package like this full of wonderful books for our 'smaller patients' is such a tremendous initiative that I can assure you will be well received."
Amanda Edwards
Director of Nursing
The Kilmore & District Hospital

"Ronald McDonald House Westmead would like to take this time to thank you very much for your kind donation of childrens books.
The kindness and generosity of the wider community supports our Mission.
Without people like you we could not continue our work !"
Adrienne Pearson
General Manager
Ronald McDonald House Westmead

"It is with appreciation that the Goulburn Base Hospital management and staff acknowledge the generous donation of children's book for the Paediatric Ward. Many patients will benefit from the generosity and kind donation."
Kerry Hort
Integrated Service Manager
Goulburn Health Service

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