Veolia spreads Christmas cheer to pupils at Ashbourne Centre

"The Koala Brothers" books given a new lease of life at Ashbourne Centre, City of Birmingham School, just in time for Christmas

Employees from Veolia visited the younger pupils at Ashbourne Centre in Erdington to deliver the special presents. Pupils received a set of six “Koala Brothers” books, putting smiles on their faces at Christmas time.

Boxes of books featuring “The Koala Brothers”, characters from a popular children’s animation series, were dropped off at the Castle Bromwich household recycling centre recently as sadly, the publishers were unable to store them any longer.

Veolia employees saw the opportunity to give the unused books a new lease of life by diverting them from the household recycling centre and donating them to children in the city.

 David Johnson, Creator of “The Koala Brothers” said: “We are delighted Veolia have been able to donate the books to Ashbourne Centre in Erdington to help bring smiles to children’s faces this Christmas. Thank you for making the effort to save these books and for enabling them to have a useful life.”


Veolia donate books to Ashbourne Centre for Christmas
Phil Hughes, Deputy Head, and children from Ashbourne Centre receive their books just in time for Christmas

The Centre, part of City of Birmingham School, supports pupils in reaching their full potential through high quality teaching, and by working in partnership with parents and the community to maximise their achievement.
Employees from Veolia spent time with the pupils, looking through the books and talking about the Christmas holidays. The children were delighted and keen to show off their presents to their teachers and friends.

Toby Terlet, General Manager for Veolia in Birmingham commented: “We are thrilled to be able to give the children at Ashbourne Centre a set of books each, to be reused and given a new lease of life – we hope they will be well loved and bring pleasure to the children at the centres this Christmas time.”

 Books will be given out to the younger children who attend the eight centres of City of Birmingham School, and the remaining books will be distributed to children across Birmingham in the New Year.