Staff at bibliotheca’s UK-based office will bring Christmas cheer to a number of local specialist schools this week when they undertake their annual ‘Christmas Drop’.
The event, which is now in its fourth year, is set to take place on 19th December and will see a team of bibliotheca staff visit schools in and around the Stockport area delivering gifts to pupils and residents.
The day will begin with staff loading the bibliotheca sleigh (minibus) with Christmas treats before setting off for their first drop at David Lewis School based in Alderley Edge. The team will then move onto the Together Trust Centre, Cheadle to spread more festive joy followed by Oakgrove School in Heald Green and the Seashell Trust in Cheadle Hulme where the sleigh will complete its journey.
Throughout the day pupils and residents at the schools will be treated to festive music from the company’s brass band and will receive an early Christmas gift from bibliotheca’s very own Santa Claus and Christmas elf.
Requiring over 200 toys, games, books and chocolates to cater for the schools, bibliotheca launched an appeal in November asking business partners, staff and suppliers to donate to the event so that gifts could be wrapped, ready to be delivered. The company has been overwhelmed with the contributions received and in particular would like to thank suppliers WRL Consultancy Ltd, JLT Specialty Limited, Collect-A-Car Ltd, Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, Venture Business Forms Ltd, Total Fleet, 3PL, Clairville York and The Translation People.
Darren Ratcliffe, bibliotheca’s UK Managing Director, commented: “We are thrilled that we are able to conduct the Christmas drop for the fourth year running, allowing us to give something back to the local community. Once again we have been staggered with the generosity of those that have not only donated gifts but also their time and efforts to such a worthy cause; thank to you everyone that has contributed and helped us arrange such a special event.”
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bibliotheca to deliver festive cheer to the local community