Proceeds from bespoke print run of children’s book will go to Kingston Hospital Charity

8 October 2021

Anstee Bridge, an alternative learning programme for young people aged 14-16, and Bounce Theatre, a London based theatre company, have collaborated to release a children’s book called HOPE. The narrative was written by Louise Pendry from Bounce Theatre and is a story about a little girl whose world has turned grey, following her journey of discovery which highlights the importance of being kind to yourself.

Anstee Bridge has arranged a bespoke print run for local schools and groups. Copies of the book and an accompanying zine are being sent to schools for children to draw and collage their own version of HOPE as a fund-raising activity, with proceeds going to support Kingston Hospital Charity.

The author, Louise Pendry from Bounce Theatre said “the last time we had an event with Anstee Bridge before the pandemic was to celebrate 70 years of the NHS in Kingston. Staff from the hospital gave time and support to help us. As we emerge from the pandemic, this is our chance to give something back.”

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