Pupils at a primary school in Tooting Bec are one step closer to creating a library thanks to a generous donation from local supermarkets.

Members of Fircroft Primary School Council were handed a £2,500 cheque by staff from Sainsbury’s stores across Wandsworth.

The school is fundraising to transform a classroom into a dedicated library space.

Mrs Anne Wilson, headteacher at Fircroft Primary School said: “Promoting a love of reading is at the heart of everything we do here at Fircroft and a new library will help our children have easy access to a wide range of books right here in the school - as well as very special space in which to explore them. We are very grateful to Sainsbury’s stores from across the borough for helping us to achieve this.”

Thirteen Sainsbury’s stores in Tooting, Streatham and Battersea teamed up to make the donation.

Mat Mitchell, store manager of Sainsburys Local on Tooting Bec Road said: “We recognise the hard work that schools put in to making a difference to the community and their pupils’ education. We believe we play an important part in that community and it’s particularly important to us to help improve the lives of the youngest in our local area. That’s why we were more than happy to make a donation towards a new library at Fircroft - it’s a fantastic project and we are pleased to help the school make it happen.”

Fircroft Primary School is continuing its fundraising efforts for a new library - and if you are a local business wishing to support pupils please contact the PTA co-chair Katy Hill on k8yhill@hotmail.com