Harp Tales : Sponsorship

Sponsor a unique hospital arts project to gift free music and story relaxation resources to children in hospital.

Harp Tales is a children’s book collection of fun and thoughtful original poems and stories. It also includes a soothing harp music audio version that can be downloaded for free.

It is a music and story resource to create mini moments of calm for young children, and was designed to help young patients feel less anxious whilst in hospital – especially as bedtime on the ward approaches.

The Project

This project will gift personal copies of the books to children and families receiving care in hospitals all around London and the South East.

All gifted books will include your logo in the inside covers, as well as a message clearly indicating that the free hospital copies were funded by your company.

Some of the hospital beneficiaries will include:

  • Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • Evelina Children’s Hospital
  • The Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • West Middlesex University Hospital
  • The Royal Free hospital
  • Barnet Hospital and many more.

Contact: Mark@harpforhospitals.com


Sample copies were shared with hospital playteams and primary school teachers earlier this year. Some feedback on the books and project follow below:

“Such a lovely idea to combine poetry and music in this way. And I love the brightly coloured pictures!”

Katya Herman, Music Therapist Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

“The Poems are fantastic, they really help to calm some of our patients when they are feeling overwhelmed.  The audio collection has been amazing for our patients who have special needs/sensory requirements”. 

Emily Zammett, Play Leader, Barnet Hospital

“This is a gorgeous collection and will definitely be a tool in my music, brain-break and literacy tool kits.”

Sharon Quinn EYFS teacher, St Marys School Oxted. Surrey


Below are the levels of sponsorship available.

No of booksSponsorship

The recipient hospitals will all be confirmed as part of the sponsorship agreement.

Live harp sessions – optional extra

You can also include live harp music sessions to be performed in the recipient children’s wards. These are available for an additional:

  • £150 for a single session
  • £650 for five monthly ward sessions

Contact: Mark@harpforhospitals.com

The book and music

The book is a 40 page collection featuring nine original fun and thoughtful poems, and four longer rhyming stories. Each page is beautifully illustrated in a fun, vibrant and colourful style, and the harp music, narrated audio versions are available as a free download to listen along as you read.

See sample pages and hear the accompanying music below:

Song samples

Harp Tales – The Sum of My class
Harp Tales – Drawing Pictures
Harp Tales – The Bubble

You can also Download the full album.

Words and harp music by Mark Levin. Illustrations by Surrey based artist, Kirstin Wood.

Goodness, what an amazing service you’re providing for those paediatric patients.

Stephanie Warr, Clinical Vascular Scientist, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton