Following the devasting fire at SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School in Great Lever, Bolton, housebuilder Bellway has made a donation £250 to a Community Book Pledge.
Working with Fabienne Delahaye, a local, independent Usborne Partner, Bellway was keen to support her initiative of providing 250 new books for the school library, replacing those that were lost in the fire.
Bellway’s donation of £250 will cover the cost of all the new books, with Usborne sponsoring up to 30% of the total.
Fabienne says: “As an Usborne Partner in Bolton, it is my goal to help improve reading skills with children in the community. A good selection of books at school is essential for this, and after the fire at SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School, I wanted to work with a local business to replace all the destroyed books.
“I am grateful to Bellway for its support and generous donation; with 250 new books for the school library, I can continue with my objective and encourage children to read for pleasure.”
With several residential developments in Bolton, including Hazel Fold in Lostock, Royal Bowland Park in Westhoughton and Barton Quarter in Horwich, Bellway was delighted to help Fabienne with her Community Book Pledge.
Grace Yarlett, Sales Director at Bellway, adds: “The fire at SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School was devasting. We are thrilled to have been able to help out in a small way, providing 250 new books to replace all of those that were lost in the fire. Reading is such an important part of a child’s education which makes Fabienne’s Community Book Pledge a really essential initiative.”
Fabienne is in regular contact with the school and plans to personally deliver the books later this month.
Fabienne concludes: “The next step is for me to purchase the books for the school, incorporating a mix of authors to suit the age groups, focusing on non-fiction as requested. I will then deliver these towards the end of the month, to coincide with the new term.”