Asda, shoppers and the local community have clubbed together to double the school library fund target, raising nearly £1,000 for new books.
With the target met, Scrooge released the elf back to Asda General Store Manager Tony Brennan at 12.30pm today.
Mr Brennan presented Greythorn children with a big cheque for £558 from in-store donations and a hamper of the most beautiful book box sets and hard backs worth £250. Another £120 was raised directly from parents in the playground this morning.
Tony Brennan said: "We're only too happy to help. We hope the children enjoy the new choice of books in their library."
Santa’s Elf returned to Asda with Tony Brennan, where he will continue his journey back to Lapland.
Head teacher Mrs Sally MacDonald said: "We can't thank Asda enough for their support in pulling this adventure together for the children, for their incredibly generous gift and for helping us to raise so much money for the school library revamp. This is all part of our ongoing campaign this year to inspire the children's love for reading, story-telling and writing as we move towards Academy Status."
The Greythorn School Library Fund cash column at Asda will remain in store until 31st December. Please continue to remind friends and family to give generously. We might even take the total over £1,000.
Mrs MacDonald and deputy head Miss Pooley will start selecting the new titles to go into the library over the coming weeks.
You can continue to follow fund-raising efforts on Twitter @GreythornPS or through the Greythorn Parents page on Facebook