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Thetford estate agent's World Book Day donation




An estate agents in Thetford has donated more than 160 books to a school and nursery in the town, to celebrate World Book Day today.

Chilterns, in Bridge Street, used social media to appeal to people in the town for their unwanted books, with its live videos on Facebook reaching thousands of people.

Andrew Overman, senior manager at Chilterns, said; "Reading is such a fundamental skill for children to have and take into adulthood.

Andrew Overman of Chilterns and Louise Rosen with staff and pupils of The Drake Primary School. (30876322)
Andrew Overman of Chilterns and Louise Rosen with staff and pupils of The Drake Primary School. (30876322)

"We’ve been humbled and delighted by the reaction from the community, and it’s been heart-warming to see how generous local people are.

"People have been dropping them off at our office and it’s been a fantastic response to a brilliant cause.”

Louise Rosen, headteacher at the school, invited Andrew into the assembly this morning to present the books to the children.

The Fairfields school and nursery has children aged between three months to secondary school age and following a recent expansion, its library has a shortage of books.

Andrew has said that Chilterns will remain a drop-off book donation point for the school in the future and is looking to work with parent group, Friends at Drake School, to secure additional funding to provide more library resources for the school.

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Andrew Overman of Chilterns with Louise Rosen (Headteacher) and staff and pupils of The Drake Primary School


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