Generous Kirkcaldy businesses respond to book plea from community playgroup

From left: William Brown from Kingdom Business Forum, Sharon Murray Linktown Playgroup Manager, Cillian Williamson and Jack Fairfull.
From left: William Brown from Kingdom Business Forum, Sharon Murray Linktown Playgroup Manager, Cillian Williamson and Jack Fairfull.

Recognising books as the window to the world two Kirkcaldy businesses gave Linktown Playgroup a helping hand in adding to their library.

The playgroup - in desperate need for more non-fiction books - were offered the chance to increase their reading resources through a partnership with local businesses and Usborne Books.

“We cover a number of weekly themes at the playgroup and it is important that these are underpinned by factual books that are always accessible to the staff and children,” said Hazel Swan, secretary of Linktown Playgroup committee. “We aimed to raise £200 for the initiative.”

Kingdom Business Forum and Haines Watts stepped in, offering donations totalling £200, with Usborne providing an additional 20 per cent worth of free books.

The Scottish Book Trust in Edinburgh added to the haul with a further donation of £150 worth of books.

Hazel said: “The donations from Kingdom Business Forum, Haines Watts and Scottish Book Trust have really made a difference.

“We are a charity and the running of the playgroup relies on fundraising initiatives and donations, so the money raised through this initiative will have a big impact and help to encourage a love of books and reading from an early age.”

Linktown has seen an increase in numbers following the closure of St Brycedale Playgroup, but with a number of school nursery aged children leaving, spaces will be available to start in January.

For more information contact the facebook page, email – linktownplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk or by phone on 07920 143513.