Supermarket donates Mog books to schools

St Giles' C of E School with their Mog books

St Giles' C of E School with their Mog books - Credit: Archant

Sainsbury’s in Potters Bar donated Judith Kerr’s book Mog’s Christmas Calamity and Christmas decorations to local schools.

The Sainsbury’s team donated over 300 copies of Mog’s Christmas Calamity to Oakmere Library and a number of schools in Potters Bar.

The five schools that received Mog books were Wroxham School, Pope Paul Catholic Primary School, Cranborne School, Ladbrooke School and St Giles’ C of E School.

The books were donated as part of the recent Christmas campaign encouraging customers to share the gift of reading by buying Mog’s Christmas Calamity, with all the profits from the book donated to Save the Children to improve child literacy in the UK.

The Sainsbury’s staff also put their Christmas decorations to good use by donating them to St Giles’ C of E School for use next year.

Sainsbury’s Potters Bar store manager Jane Litchfield said: “We had lots of really nice comments about our decorations this year so I’m really pleased that we can give them a new lease of life next year by donating them to St Giles’.

“I hope they get as much enjoyment out of them as our customers and colleagues did this year.”

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Ms Litchfield also visited the schools involved and read the book to reception classes.

She said: “It was such a pleasure to visit Oakmere Library and the reception classes at the local schools donating Mog’s Christmas Calamity.

“It was great to spread the purpose of our Christmas campaign and encourage literacy.”

Emma Keigher, class teacher at St Giles’, said: “We would like to thank the team at Sainsbury’s Potters Bar for this generous donation.

“We’ll certainly be putting them to good use.

“The decorations will look fantastic in our school hall. The KS1 children thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story Mog’s Christmas Calamity. They were thoroughly engaged.

“Thank you Sainsbury’s for such a lovely opportunity.”

The donation helps to ensure that Sainsbury’s maintains its commitment to ‘No Waste to Landfill’.

The supermarket achieved zero waste to landfill at all stores in 2013.

Customers could also recycle batteries, mixed paper and card, mixed cans and mixed glasses and plastics throughout 2014, at the Potters Bar store’s recycling centre, which complements existing kerbside collections.

Customers can now recycle their clothing and other items like books and DVDs at the recycling centre to support Oxfam.