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Hinckley & Rugby helps Hinckley Academy library

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has made a donation to help a local school get its flood-damaged library back into action.

The Society has donated £250 towards the refurbishment of the library at Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland 6th Form Centre.

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s Carla Loughrey (centre) with Hinckley Academy’s Librarian Becki Crisp (l) and Business Manager Julie Selby (r)

A water leak caused devastation to the library, with the insurance not covering some of the resources needed to get it back into use by a target date of the end of June.

Two members of staff separately flagged up the school’s need to the Society, which was pleased to be able to offer financial support.

Stewart Heeley, marketing & PR manager, said:

“We were very sorry to hear about the flood and the problems it caused the school. Our staff volunteer each week reading with pupils, so we know how important literacy and the enjoyment of books is to all children.

“We hope our gift helps Hinckley Academy come out of this episode with a library that is not only better than before but even more valued by all who use it.”

Julie Selby, business manager at Hinckley Academy, said:

“Our library was ruined by the water leak and whilst the insurance is paying for the work needed to make it fit for purpose, we would love it to be modern and attractive for the pupils.

“To receive this donation from a key local company towards the education of pupils at Hinckley’s largest school is tremendously helpful.”

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