Stamford cubs, beavers and scouts help Mongolia’s children

From left, Oscar Morley, nine, Ben Wheatcroft, nine, Lucas Allibone, nine, Oscar Smith, 10, and Eddie Harper, nine
From left, Oscar Morley, nine, Ben Wheatcroft, nine, Lucas Allibone, nine, Oscar Smith, 10, and Eddie Harper, nine
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CUBS, beavers and scouts in Stamford have collected more than 1,000 books in a fortnight.

The boys and girls from the groups, as well as children who attend Kumon classes in Stamford, have been encouraged to bring their unwanted books as part of a scheme run by The Bookbridge Foundation.

The foundation has been setting up libraries in Mongolia to ensure that everyone has access to education.

All the books collected will be packaged and sent to Mongolia later this month.

Executive member of 2nd Stamford Scouts Pauline Jones, who also runs the Kumon classes, said: “We are really pleased to have collected so many books in a fortnight.

“We didn’t expect to get so many in such a short space of time.”

She said the children had been told who the books will be benefiting.