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Living and working in a pandemic is by no means easy, but when a community pulls together it’s amazing what can be achieved to help others.

Fiona Sivewright, an Independent Schools Representative for Usborne Books, encourages children with their reading and recently secured funding from local businesses to take part in the Community Book Pledge.

Almost £1000 of new books has been donated to Ballumbie Primary school library, thanks to main sponsor DJ Laing Homes and other local businesses including Ballumbie Window Cleaners, Tayside Ironmongery, The Hair Lounge, Dand Carnegie and Sisters Who Sparkle.

Fiona Sivewright, Independent Schools Representative for Usborne Book said:  ““I am so grateful for the kind donation from DJ Laing Homes for the school library. The success of this really shows what you can achieve when a community pulls together.  I was absolutely delighted with the amount of books we were able to hand over to the school.”

This contribution will improve the school library and help the school to enter a reading champions award in the new term. 

Karen Nicoll, Managing Director of DJ Laing Homes said: “When we work in a particular area for a long period we are keen to support the local community.  When we were approached by Fiona Sivewright to help Ballumbie Primary school which is beside our current housing development, we were delighted to support the school and the pupils with their reading and new books for the school library, particularly after such a difficult year.

Castle View is an exciting new development located in the heart of the Ballumbie area with 97 new homes. The development offers a range of stylish 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes and is ideally situated from the city centre and within walking distance of the local shops, schools and leisure pursuits.

You can book an appointment to speak to a DJ Laing Homes sales representative or view the Showhome on the DJ Laing Homes website or by calling 08452572290