Greenfield shoppers ensure 'every little helps' with unique customer library

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 21 June 2022

Shoppers have bought into the idea of 'every little helps' when they select a book gifted by kind hearted visitors.

And since it’s launch, books have filled a special shelf in the store and raised thousands of pounds for charity.

The store’s Community Champion, Greg Barratt, said: “The book shelf is run by customers who bring books to the customer service desk and then I put them on the windowsill.

“Former store Marie Toora came up with the idea six years ago.  This enables Tesco customers to donate to groups locally.

“We have customers that come in store, donate £5 for a book, take it home, read and then return the book with some of their own books as well.

“It's really successful and because of Covid we had to take it off. But now as restrictions are lifting, customers are so glad its back.

"We were approached by Matt O'Reilly who was desperately trying to raise some funds. He wanted to see if we could give him a boost.  It was a pleasure to help Matt - and such a well worth charity."

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