Swapping books for charity

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ScottishPower is urging primary school pupils on the Western Isles to swap books as part of their Swap Shop initiative designed to encourage reading and raise money for charity.

The award winning programme has already seen over 5,500 book swaps as well as donating thousands of pounds to local charities.

Now in its fourth year, ScottishPower is urging schools to sign up for pupils to exchange books and donate 50 pence per swap. The money raised will be given to Aberlour, a children’s charity that provides help to over 6,000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year.

Every school that participates will also have the opportunity to win a visit from a leading children’s author who will be participating in the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Ann Loughrey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at ScottishPower, said: ““Swap Shop has proven to be a fantastic, interactive project that not only encourages pupils to read more but also allows them to engage with other students and it is great that in the process they raise money for such a worthwhile charity.”

If you would like to register your school to take part in the ScottishPower Swap Shop please contact Roanna Katz at The BIG Partnership on swapshop@bigpartnership.co.uk or call 0141 333 9585. Schools should register their interest before Wednesday, May 23rd.