Hundreds of books go to Nepalese children

Children enjoying their books in an outdoor reading class. Picture: Tony Parris
Children enjoying their books in an outdoor reading class. Picture: Tony Parris

Burgess Hill District Lions has provided a Nepalese school with books to help children learn English.

The Lions are not unfamiliar with books, after all they sell around 50,000 a year in their second hand book shop known as The Book Den.

The books have been provided to help the children learn English. Picture: Tony Parris

The books have been provided to help the children learn English. Picture: Tony Parris

Lions shop manager John Gee was reportedly ‘taken aback’ when Andrew Hair, leader of Hurstpierpoint Gymnastic Club, a youth organisation adopted by the Lions, requested the kind idea.

The Lions gave Andrew the freedom of their shop and he was able to select 350 books to send over to the children.

The school was hit by the devastating Nepal earthquake in 2015.

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