Encouraging the Love of Reading with Championing Application for the Friends of Thorngumbald School

Sarah Price works in Good Travel Management within John Good Group’s Head Office in Hessle, Hull. As well as working within the John Good Group, Sarah is also a voluntary Committee Member of Friends of Thorngumbald School where her children attend.


The Friends of Thorngumbald School is a group of parents and staff that volunteer their time and energy to make a difference for the children of Thorngumbald Primary School. They raise money throughout the school year by holding fundraising events throughout the year.

This year the school is focused on encouraging the children to read books at home. A child’s love of books and reading has to be nurtured from a young age to ensure it stays with them throughout their life.

Unfortunately, the books available in the school library were dated and worn and desperately in need of an upgrade. And with no funds available to replace the books, Sarah applied to the Foundation to Champion The Friends of Thorngumbald Primary School to receive a £1,000 donation that will go towards purchasing new books for the school to encourage the children’s love of reading.

Sarah was delighted to present the cheque personally, here she is pictured in the school library with school staff member, Mrs Good, and two of the school’s students.