Helistrat Donate Over 450 Books on World Book Day
On 7th March the country celebrated World Book Day, organised by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The event has gained in popularity over the past few years.
As part of our fundraising efforts we are pleased to share the news that we donated £500 worth of books – which worked out to be around 480 books to the Medina School. Instead of dressing up the school focused its attention on sharing poems, and during assembly, where Helistrat announced its donation, each year group had learnt and presented a poem in front of the entire school.
Supporting to educate the next generation of business leaders is something that Helistrat value greatly and are keen to work with the school further to educate them on environmental awareness and the importance of acting responsibly to protect the planet.
Howard Payne, Headteacher at Medina School said:
” With the school budget being so incredibly tight this donation of £500’s worth of books is a real boost. At Medina we actively promote the love of reading and being able to put new books into the library and into every classes reading corner will enhance the experience for all our pupils. Reading books- both fiction and non-fiction continually get well used and therefore need replacing on an annual basis – we certainly wouldn’t have been able to replenish our stock to such a fantastic level without this generous donation. On behalf of the readers of Medina – thank you!”
Helistrat is part of the Reconomy Group, who recently launched RSVP – Reconomy Social Value Programme. As part of the group’s overall strategy to develop a value driven approach to sustainability, RSVP will increase Reconomy’s focus on building valuable community relationships through activity such as the Medina School World Book Day event. As well as helping employees to make a difference, Reconomy will be inviting customers and suppliers to help realise positive change, with key focuses on young people leaving care, ex-offenders and the homeless.