Petersfield student collects more than 400 books for charity

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A STUDENT at The Petersfield School has collected 420 books for children with life threatening limiting and threatening conditions.

Year 10 student Alice Kirby, aged 15, is going to donate the books to the children’s hospice charity, Naomi’s House and Jacks Place, where care is provided for children from across ss Hampshire.

Alice gained some by collecting book vouchers given to her friends at the school in Cranford Road, and the rest were donated free by the book shops.

She said: “I noticed last year that the vouchers were being thrown away so I collected 95, got the books and donated them to charity.

“This year with the help of my head of house Mr Alistair Whitehouse and some other teachers, 250 vouchers were collected.

“Thanks to the kind generosity of the book shops in giving one book per voucher, and then donating their uncollected stock, the number of books we collected this year rose to 420.”

For more information about the Naomi’s House and Jack’s Place charity at Sutton Scotney near Winchester visit the website www.naomihouse.org.uk