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16-year-old kickstarts reintroduction of Ealing Hospital’s book trolley service by donating 40 of her own books

A 16-year-old girl is encouraging residents of all ages across Ealing to donate their unwanted books to Ealing Hospital so its book trolley service can be reintroduced.

Rain Wolfe, 16, has donated 40 of her own books including Circe by Madeline Miller, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas to kickstart the appeal and raise awareness of the importance of the book trolley service.

Rain said: “I was in hospital twice with pneumonia when I was younger and books really helped pass the time. I know they are going to a good home.”

The service, which went from ward to ward, provided patients with a wide range of books including fiction and non-fiction and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust which runs Ealing Hospital says it wants to bring the popular service back for its patients.

In a statement, the Trust said: “Ealing Hospital wants to reintroduce its book trolley service for patients after an absence of several years and is looking for public donations to boost its stock. Books should be in a reasonable condition with no broken spines or loose pages.”

It added: “The Trust is interested in the following genres: classics, thrillers, romance, general fiction, young adults, large print, and foreign language.”

Anyone who wishes to donate books to Ealing Hospital can leave them at the Friends Cafe which is located on the ground floor.

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