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Books Abroad Need Your Help

Our friends at Books Abroad need our help to secure some funding for their important work…please see below.

Dear Headteacher

Firstly, we would like to thank you for all your previous support and any forthccoming donations of books in the future. Secondly, you may wish to organise a community “Bring and share book event”, whereby we can collect any remaining books along with your donation. Increasingly we are asked by local communities if this can be done at a school.

We understand you are starting your 2 week holiday this week.  We would appreciate if you could share with staff and pupils as soon as practical.

Our appeal is for you to take part in our Green Project in the communities in Aberdeenshire, City and Moray.

We are offering you the opportunity to support Books Abroad and also learn about the process by which green projects in your community are funded.  Books Abroad is aiming to raise £50,000, to help refurbish and make our warehouse meet the new standards to net zero. This will increase our capacity for more volunteers, of all abilities, to take part. We aim to handle over 500,000 books and recycle them in communities both here and abroad so preventing the books going into landfill.  We value the support you have given us and by voting for our project, you are helping us to expand the number of books we can recycle and redistribute. Books Abroad have delivered over FOUR million books to around 4,000 schools and organisations in 100 countries.  

Image previewWhat can you do for us by 5pm on Friday, 13 October 2023?

You can help by voting for our Project in Aberdeenshire. Visit, or scan the QR code to pledge your support for Books Abroad’s eco-friendly project. Anyone over 5 years of age are able to vote, anyone living or working in the two counties are able to vote for 5 projects in the county of their residence and if applicable of their workplace.

Please see below, the links to press coverage so far:

The essence of Just Transition Participating Budgeting is to empower the residents of Aberdeenshire, City and Morayshire, by giving them a crucial role in shaping our just transition to net zero. Residents and their families, including children from 5 years of age, are invited to have the final say over which initiatives are funded through public vote. To be eligible to vote you must live, work or access services in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray and have a valid postcode for these areas. You must select five projects (10 in Moray) to vote for in order to submit your vote.

I look forward to your participation in this event, both as an opportunity to support local groups and learn about the new democratic, (support) mandate by which future funds will be distributed with the participation with school children taking part in their first steps in their democratic franchise.

Kind regards