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Springfield Group team up with Little Lothian Bookshop for Book Day

7th March 2024

Home builders Mactaggart & Mickel and Springfield, part of the Springfield Group, have partnered with Little Lothian Bookshop to provide book bundles to schools in the Lothians for World Book Day.

Freya McShane, created Little Lothian Bookshop in 2020 from a love of reading and learning from books with her two children. To raise awareness of Mental Health initiatives targeted specifically at children, Freya was keen to support local schools and nurseries with book bundles dedicated to emotional wellbeing skills development and reached out to local businesses for donations.

With homes for sale in Haddington, Mactaggart & Mickel contributed book bundles for each year group at Letham Mains and Springfield, who are regenerating a derelict housing site in the area, supported Deans Primary with book bundles. Focused on addressing mental wellbeing and understanding feelings, Little Lothian Bookshop hopes to support children with these bundles and with the Springfield Group’s help, has been able to expand their reach and raise further awareness of the important cause.

Freya, Founder of Little Lothian Bookshop, said:

“I’m so grateful to The Springfield Group for their support in ensuring such a valuable resource is shared with local schools to help educate young children about emotional wellbeing. They are a great tool that can help encourage little ones to discuss their feelings.

“I’ve had such great response to the campaign with over 22 companies pledging their support and in total have donated over 58 bundles to 28 schools and nurseries." 

Jordana Young, Community Engagement Coordinator added:

“Across The Springfield Group, we are always keen to support small, local groups, organisations, and charities in areas where we are building homes. We especially loved Freya’s goal at Little Lothian Bookshop to support schools with a fantastic resource about emotional wellbeing for children and we were keen to help.

“We’ve donated books to Deans Primary School and Letham Mains and have also contacted other schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians to help share such a valuable tool for schools.”

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