HarperCollins marked the end of the year by making a Christmas donation of more than 4000 books for hospitals and hospices near its offices across the UK and Ireland, and offering financial support to a number of additional charities. The book donations have an accompanying message from the publishers bestselling childrens author David Walliams.
Wood Street Mission in Manchester will provide 50 families with essential toiletries and Focus Ireland in Dublin will be receiving a sponsorship from HarperCollins UK to provide at least 200 meals in the Focus Ireland coffee shop.
Sarah McPhee, head of events at HarperCollins said: We are delighted to be able to support these important charities this Christmas It is our hope that our donations will make a difference in the lives of those who need them in the local communities.
She added: HarperCollins hopes that these books will bring joy and comfort to the young patients, as well as their families and care-givers.