I am contacting you from Radio Times, where I am aware that we recently ran a piece on your philanthropic actions to secure children’s books to donate to schools. We much admire your actions and would like to see if we can offer some more books for your cause.
We have a large number of Sherlock Holmes books that we would like to donate to your cause. Please do let me know if this would be something you are interested in.
Marketing Team Assistant, Radio Times & Group Legal
They needed to obtain permission from the publisher first, and on the 15th May we received another email confirming that Penguin Books were happy for us to have these books and donate them to Senior Schools. Thank You Radio Times and Penguin Books.
I then got a call from Malcolm Bins of Loricas Solutions to organise delivery. The books themselves would be sent to me on a pallet in a large articulated lorry - far too large to ever get down my small road. More help was needed, so I soon found myself at my local CO-OP Supermarket asking the hugest of favours of their staff. They agreed to help immediately and on 26th May, the Duty Manager Liam Neale and his staff took delivery and with the help of my friend Eric Temple they were unpacked and moved into my possession. Thanks to the combined efforts of these people we now have a number of Sherlock Holmes books to also donate to senior schools! They have quickly been spread around our various hubs over the last week, so hopefully schools will begin receiving them soon. Thank you Loricas Solutions and CO-OP Longlevens.