Boost For Children’s Library From Community Fund

Having access to good quality books is essential for young people and when The Friends of Stobhill – a group of parents and carers from Stobhill Primary School in Gorebridge – applied to the Cameron Toll Community Fund for help to bring new life to the school’s library we were happy to help.

The group saw that many of the books in the school’s library were very old and falling apart and they knew that the children would benefit greatly from new books they could read in class or take home to enjoy.

Sam Mackay from The Friends of Stobhill explained: “Gorebridge is an area where deprivation levels are high so we fundraise all year for lots of things including sending every child to the pantomime and giving them all a Christmas present, we provide money for class activities, run parties and discos, and if the teacher needs something they can ask us to provide the money to cover the cost.

“Most of the books in the school library are very old and falling apart and to now be able to to replenish them with the support of £400 from the Cameron Toll Community Fund is wonderful and will give the new books that will enrich the children’s lives.”

Claire Jefcoate, Centre Manager at Cameron Toll, added: “Having access to books is essential for children’s personal development so we were pleased to be able to assist The Friends of Stobhill with vouchers to the value of £400 to spend at Waterstones in Cameron Toll.  They’ll also get great advice from the staff at Waterstones who know all about the best children’s books available!”

Groups and organisations interested in making an application to the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre Community Fund should visit to download an application form.