Welcome to Fly Me Stories
I founded Fly Me Stories as I am passionate about the imagination and the magical power of stories. This is my way of helping seriously unwell children around the UK. The idea sparked whilst in hospital with my eldest daughter, who had pneumonia. I told her stories as a distraction and when we left the hospital, the Fly Me Story idea wouldn't go away. In 2020, I made it into a reality and now the Fly Me Stories travel all around the UK to cheer up seriously unwell children.
Fly Me Stories is a social enterprise producing personalised stories for children who are in hospital, hospices or unwell at home.
The project recognises the power of stories to comfort and distract, so that the child can go on an exciting adventure, whilst sitting in their hospital bed. Participants in the project include Great Ormond Street and Swansea Bay Health Board.
Researchers have found that the brain does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life - mind blowing!! This means that a child in hospital, hospice or at home who is unable to leave their bed, can feel like they are really flying away on a magical adventure. This is the essence of Fly Me Stories.
The stories are also empowering as the recipient becomes the hero, helping characters to solve problems. The stories are personalised too, so that the child feels extra special.
How it works?
Please visit www.flymestories.com for further information and for a selection of stories that children can choose from. Parents email their child's name to Fly Me Stories email@example.com and a personalised story will be sent back to them. The magical stories appeal to both boys and girls.