PUPILS at a Wee County school have been given thousands of pounds worth of books thanks to the local community's generosity.

Strathdevon Primary School pupils were given more than £2,000 in free books with help from Angharad Wollensack-Kotlewski, an independent Usborne Organiser.

Angharad's three sons attend both the Strathdevon PS and nursery and she had a stall at World Book Day last year, where she was able to give the school just over £100 of free books.

Following that success, headteacher Mrs Cully gave Angharad permission to go into the local community and do a book pledge on behalf of the school.

Working together with members of the newspaper club and literacy committee, Angharad went out into the community to seek pledges from local business owners.

Thanks to an amazing response from more than 10 businesses in the local community, some parents of Strathdevon PS pupils and a micro grant from the community council, the money raised was more than £1,160.

Usborne then gave an extra 60 per cent of the total sum in free books, taking the total amount of money raised to £2,093.41.

Angharad said: "It has been a true pleasure to help the school achieve this amazing result.

"Often it is the case that schools across the county have limited budgets and purchasing books for pleasure isn't always possible.

"But together with contributions by local businesses and parents we have managed to do just that and get the school an amazing sum of books that can be read for pleasure.

"The children even helped to choose them all and were super excited when they received them.

"I look forward to continuing my work with the school and helping them to get more free books."

Any schools interested in help from Angharad and Usborne, who will match up to 60 per cent of sale and sponsorship money raised in free books, can email puffthemagicbook@hotmail.com for more information.