A new story of support as Crerar Trust offers over £5,000 to Bag Books

Crerar Trust has thrown its support behind Bag Books with a donation of £5,173, celebrated with a special cheque presentation at Thainstone House Hotel in Inverurie last Friday, 26th September.  The donation will allow the charity to host multi-sensory storytelling sessions at special schools in Scotland for children with profound learning disabilities

As a charity providing multi-sensory books and storytelling for people with severe and multiple learning disabilities, the stories are told through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures. Bag Books exist to enhance the lives of these people through the joy of these books and sessions and is one of more than 120 charities to receive monetary donations from the Crerar Hotels Trust.  

Chairman, Paddy Crerar said ‘improving quality of life is the main priority for the Crerar Trust.‘ The tireless work of Bag Books makes a huge difference to countless families in supporting their child’s learning and development.’ Paddy said. ‘It’s great to see these children engaging with these stories and the huge smiles we’ve seen on their faces show’s our donation is very worthwhile.’ 

The support to each school will involve a visit from one of Bag Books experienced storytellers who will spend a full day in the school. They will also receive two multi-sensory books for ongoing use. Through this project, Bag Books will directly reach over 130 children in special schools across Scotland. The donated books will benefit an estimated 420 children with profound learning disabilities.  

Fundraising & Communications Manager Camilla John said that ‘Bag Books is delighted to have the support of the Crerar Trust. This project will help us bring the joy of storytelling to profoundly disabled children throughout Scotland.’ 

Crerar Thainstone House Hotel General Manager, Robin Osman, said ‘It was lovely to receive a visit and hear more about the valuable work the charity does and thanks to our hotel guests Crerar Hotels charitable trust can make these kinds of donations to services which help those in need.’