BURTON SHOPPERS ASKED TO DONATE UNWANTED BOOKS TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
Throughout January, the Early Learning Centre in Coopers Square is hosting The Great Book Exchange, where Burton shoppers are asked to donate unwanted books in exchange for a 50 percent Early Learning Centre voucher for up to ten new books!
Shoppers are asked to bring old books into the store that are in good condition and are unmarked. They will then be taken to Burton Hospital, local playgroups and children without books, so they can be read and enjoyed again and again.
The campaign is designed to re-vamp young children’s reading material and give books they have outgrown to children who would benefit from them. Research carried out by the National Literacy Trust revealed one in three British children don’t own a book of their own and the Great Book Exchange has been designed for as many children as possible to have a book to read.
Coopers Square Store Manager, Alison Nickson, said: “The initiative has got off to a great start and we hope more Burton shoppers will bring unwanted children’s books to the store. We will be collecting books until Tuesday 31st January so make sure you head over to the store to take part in this great campaign.”
David Chadfield, Coopers Square Centre Manager, added: “This is yet another example of stores within Coopers Square giving something back to the community and supporting those less fortunate than others. We hope the campaign will collect lots of books which can be donated to Burton children.”
Don’t forget to pick up a new book for your little ones in time for National Storytelling week, starting on 28th January!