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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Adventures in Nottingham

We are Target Who and reaching Nottingham schools proved more challenging than first anticipated!

Previously on the Blog I reported how Hays Education in Birmingham was helping us spread books around their local schools and had passed on details of our project to other offices around the country.  I have spoken to several Hays Office Managers in the last few months and in the weeks ahead I will report on the help and assistance they have given us.
Most recently I spoke to the wonderful Tanya Walker in Nottingham who was delighted to help our project. I once lived in Nottingham, so was I especially keen to spread some books around their schools, but how to get them there?  We needed help.  

I contacted Chris Berezai, who had previously helped us to deliver books, and whom I knew lived in the Nottingham area.  He immediately offered to help and a rendezvous was arranged to pass him the books as he travelled past Gloucester.  

What we didn’t realise was that Nottingham City Centre has a pedestrian zone, and the Hays office was firmly inside it!  Vehicle access is only allowed before 7.00am, so when Chris tried to deliver the three heavy boxes, he was unable to get anywhere near!  Now Chris also needed help - and it was his friend Mark Hackett that provided it.  Thanks Mark.

The books have now safely been delivered to the Hays office where Tanya Walker, Yos Iwanczuk and Nigel Barkley have already started delivering them to schools in their area.
We are Target Who and our books are now starting to appear in Nottinghamshire school libraries thanks to the help of our new friends.

Target Who would like to thank Chris Berezai, Mark Hackett, Tanya Walker, Yos Iwanczuk and Nigel Barkley for helping us reach the school libraries in Nottinghamshire.

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