We have collected an amazing 130 books through our online book drive for children at Christ Church Primary. Thank you to everyone who has so kindly supported this initiative. The feedback from Colette Morris, the headteacher, is that parents are absolutely thrilled and hugely grateful for the support. 

Christ Church CE Primary School, a longstanding Emanuel partner school, is part of our Primary Ambitions programme and enrichment initiative. When schools closed in March we reached out to our partner primary schools, including Christ Church, to see if and how we could help. Many of the children that attend Christ Church receive free school meals and have little to no access to books at home. Colette Morris, the headteacher, was concerned about providing her pupils with enough books to read now that schools and libraries are closed. We initiated an online book drive to help address this need.

If you are still keen to support our appeal, please follow the link below, and select the books you would like to donate. The books will be sent directly to Christ Church Primary. The school is open for key workers’ children so they are able to accept deliveries, group the books and distribute to the families most in need.

Get in touch with Lisa Irwin (lisa.irwin@emanuel.org.uk) for any questions or further direction.

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Lisa Irwin (Deputy Development and Community Partnerships Director)