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Whodunnit? as academy takes delivery of books donation


Mar 10, 2020 #charity, #education

A CHARITY fundraiser has added to his story by providing a school library with a supply of books.

Former serviceman Dave Bray spends his days collecting unwanted books, DVDs and CDs and using them to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

But he heard from a neighbour that her school was looking for more reading matter and Dave, of Brough St Giles, near Catterick, came up with bags of teen fiction and murder mysteries for the library at Wyvern Academy, Darlington.

The books will be used to restock the library and classroom shelves as the academy strives to further encourage a love of reading among students.

His neighbour Ruth Hampson, who is assistant head teacher for community and ethos, said: “It would have cost us a small fortune to buy all of these books new and this way we are also helping a great charity.”

Head of English Josie Marsh added: “Reading is the basic building block of education and if students learn to love books it helps their learning across the board.”

Dave added: “I was motivated to help the Great North Air Ambulance after watching them land twice in quick succession to help people in need. So far I’ve raised thousands of pounds for them and I’m delighted to be able to help out Wyvern Academy too.”

By French