Patients in Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI) will be better read thanks to a donation of 300 new books from the WHSmith Trust and WH Smith PLC.
The GRI is one of 10 hospitals throughout the UK who are receiving donations of a variety of books to create a new library or supplement an existing one.
Rosie Cherry, the GRI Facilities Manager, said: “We are delighted that WHSmith has chosen the hospital for this donation. It is a fantastic choice of books I know that they will be used and enjoyed by many patients.”
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.
Michelle Claven, Manager of WHSmith store in the GRI 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.”
caption - l to r – Peter Wilson (GRI store supervisor); Robin Hyland (WHSmith General Manager with responsibility for hospitals), Trish McKenna, Senior Charge Nurse Outpatients; Sally Hughes, Lead Nurse for Medical Specialities; Michelle Claven, Manager of WHSmith store in the GRI.
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.
WHSmith currently operates over 1000 stores, primarily in the UK, comprising over 573 high street stores and 516 retail units in airports, railway stations, hospitals, workplaces and motorway service areas. WHSmith sells a wide range of newspapers, magazines, stationery, books and confectionery products, with WHSmith Travel tailoring its offer to meet the needs of people on the move. www.whsmith.co.uk.
For more information contact either NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected] or
WHSmith Group Charitable Trust, WHSmith Press Office 0207 8518850