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Bedtime story raises money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity

Sales of Flo the (Friendly!) Toe Monster story booklet, written by a local resident, will support the hospital in a very difficult year for health services.

Flo the friendly toe monster

A Sheffield resident has written her first bedtime story and is selling booklets in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity in the run-up to Christmas.

Ending up at a loose end while on furlough, Hayley Godbehere wrote the story about a friendly monster who lives “in the far, far north” and helps children keep their toes warm.

Aimed at children aged four to ten “who sleep in a big bed”, Flo the (Friendly!) Toe Monster has been printed local company ASAP Digital and is eight pages long, taking about ten minutes to read at bedtime.

Copies can be bought by making a recommended donation of £5 via JustGiving, with larger sums encouraged. Booklets will then be delivered to donors during December.

“I haven’t written a bedtime story before, but I hope it’ll raise a few smiles this Christmastime along with some much-needed cash for the charity. Thank you in advance to everyone who gives your support,” said the writer.

Copies of the booklet will also be available from a number of locations in the S11 postcode area from Friday 11 December – including Gilmours Coffee on Greystones Road, the Rustlings Pantry on Rustlings Road and Endcliffe Park Cafe – with a collection tin for donations.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital recently doubled its intensive care capacity in order to carry out emergency surgery that would ordinarily have taken place in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield, Doncaster and Rotherham.

by Sam Walby (he/him)

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