Storytelling for children in Chichester store


ACTOR Christopher Timothy supported Barnado’s on Sunday, by reading stories to children at John Lewis at home.

The Chichester store has been fundraising for Barnado’s, and invited Mr Timothy, who lives near Selsey, to come in for the special event.

He read The Gruffalo and Winnie the Pooh to children and their families, in a summerhouse at the front of the store.

“I support Barnardo’s,” said Mr Timothy.

“They look after our children and I think that is almost got to be our most important thing.

“It’s the people who have to inherit this world we are giving them.

“It is a fantastic charity.”

The story-telling was part of a John Lewis project nationally, where all the stores put on the event to raise money for Barnado’s.

Local authors and actors around the country took part in Sunday’s event, reading from a selection of popular children’s books.

At the Chichester event, the summerhouse was full, with families gathering around outside to listen to the stories.

Barnardo’s is John Lewis’ 150th anniversary charity and this summer of storytelling is to raise money to help Barnardo’s support those UK children who need it most.

This includes children in poverty, those who have suffered abuse or those who have been neglected.

It supports the most vulnerable children in our society.

To show your support for the cause, you can make a £5 donation to Barnado’s by texting JL to 70050.