Deliveries help African youngsters learn to read

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An online parcel service which has a depot in South Yorkshire has helped deliver about 14,400 books to underprivileged children in South Africa.

My Hermes, based at the Vector 31 business park, Waleswood, supported a campaign by the South African Fruit Industry and its growers’ association HORTGRO.

Almost 300 boxes of unwanted books were collected from 120 UK schools for onward distribution to farm and rural schools.

Jonathan Bennett, of myHermes, said: “We are proud to be part of this initiative that is helping get desperately needed resources to underprivileged children in South Africa.

“Using our nationwide delivery network we worked closely with the South African Fruit Industry to provide a convenient delivery service for all the schools involved to maximise the number of books collected.”

Jacques du Preez, from Hortgro Services, added: “We would like to thank everyone at myHermes for their valuable contribution to the campaign.”