AN online book shop has donated books to Cheshire East Schools to help combat budget cuts after a high school featured on Granada Reports.

Middlewich High School made national news after the High School’s Headteacher had to send letters home to parents pleading for £30 donations to fund school essentials due to lack of school budget cuts.

BooksAboutWho CEO Cheryl Chan decided to help by visiting Cheshire East on Thursday, July 11 and going to as many schools as she could to donate brand new books for school libraries and offer support to headteachers in the area.

Cheryl said: “I met with dozens of teachers face-to-face on the day and many told me they were struggling following education funding cuts.

“It’s a sad story to hear that our children’s education is being compromised due to lack of funding. I have a 3-year-old daughter myself and it really prompted my motherly instincts to step in to do what I could to help.”

Cheryl is an advocate of reading and education which led her to create Books About Who – a unique online bookstore that helps parents find existing storybooks that feature their child’s name as a key or leading character.

Angela Rayner of the Labour Party said, “Education spending has been slashed by seven billion since 2011, so it would come as no surprise to teachers who are having to make do with less and parents who are receiving begging letters from schools to cover basic supplies.”

For Middlewich High School and the other Cheshire East schools visited by Chan this week, her donation of £1000 worth of books for their libraries will go some way in giving pupils more reading options for the time being.

Heidi Thurland, headteacher at Middlewich High School extended her thanks on the school Facebook Page and said: "Thank you to BooksAboutWho, who delivered free books to the school today. We are Looking forward to working with you in the future."