"They couldn't believe how easy it had been to get so many new books!"
29th September 2015
"I have worked with Usborne since 2006 and I love this job. I have always been quite successful in toddler groups, art and craft fayres and recruiting, but struggled occasionally with getting into schools and past the scary receptionist!
I recently attended a local toddler group which is in the same building as a new infant school and after the group had ended, the school business manager stopped me as I was leaving - she recognised the plastic boxes full of Usborne books.
She was really interested in doing something with Usborne, but wasn't sure what to do as it was a new school and they didn't have many pupils. Over the next few months, we discussed a Book Fair for World Book Day alongside a Ready, Steady... Read! and I provided her with some books for the winners of a competition.
I attended the Book Fair for World Book Day and sold over £170 worth of Usborne books - not bad for two hours work! The Ready, Steady... Read! finished a couple of weeks later and she was gobsmacked when she realised the school had raised £1336 in sponsorship and that I was going to give her an additional 60% in free books. She couldn't believe how easy it had been to get that many books and the fact that they would be delivered to the school free of charge and she had a huge catalogue to choose from!
The books were delivered before the summer holidays and I have a meeting booked with the Business Manager once again to discuss further sponsored reading events and how I can help them complete their library needs."
A job well done! Congratulations, Natalie. What a great story.
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