A WEE COUNTY primary school is looking to fundraise for new books for their lunchtime reading den.

Redwell Primary School is hoping to purchase as many new books as they can, as part of their celebrations of National Storytelling Week, which runs from Monday, January 27 to Friday, February 4.

They are appealing to businesses and families to help them raise vital funds for new books, to help them encourage children to read.

Mrs McCole, acting principal teacher at Redwell, said: “Having access to fun and exciting books is important for children’s development from a young age and that is why we are passionately looking to fundraise for our Lunchtime Reading Den.

“This is National Storytelling Week so we’re keen to promote the range of benefits that books can bring to our pupils and families.

“Our children will be hosting a Reading Café for their classes during school hours on January 31 to raise funds to purchase new books.

“If as a business owner or family you wish to donate directly, you can do this by using the link or QR code and we will send you a certificate to display at your workplace and your name will be put inside books too.”

Redwell has also partnered with Usborne, who will provide a selection of free books depending on how much they raise.

If Redwell meet their target of £600 through reading café donations, book fayres and donations through the fundraiser, Usborne will donate another £360 worth of books to the school.

Jennifer Fraser, independent Usborne partner with Logan’s Wee Library, said: “I’ve been running my Usborne children’s book business for four years now.

“I love being able to make such a difference to schools and nurseries without impacting their budget of teachers’ valuable time.”

Redwell’s fundraiser can be accessed at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/redwell-reading-den.