A SCHOOL in the North of Glasgow recently enjoyed a special delivery.

Pupils and staff at Saracen Primary School in Possilpark received a variety of furniture as part of a joint donation from two Glasgow-based organisations.

Scottish Housing Associations Resources for Education (SHARE) and NG Homes teamed up to make the delivery possible and to "make a difference to someone else."

The donation came about after SHARE, a charity that provides learning and development to the housing sector in Scotland, downsized its workspace due to staff working from home and its services now being delivered online.

This left the charity with furniture it could no longer use. 

Debra Campbell, Learning & Development officer at SHARE said: "The furniture donated was in excellent condition and we really didn’t want it to end up in a landfill. 

"We contacted Alison McGill, Headteacher at Saracen Primary and she accepted the offer immediately. 

"We already have a great working relationship with NG Homes so when they offered to work with us to ensure delivery of the furniture, we jumped at the chance."

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Alison McGill, Headteacher at Saracen Primary school, added: "Trying to live more sustainably is at the front of our minds at the moment, so we are very grateful to SHARE for this donation. Strong community partnerships are so important to us at Saracen Primary."

Margaret Fraser, Head of Regeneration at NG Homes said: "We were delighted to assist with this donation from SHARE to Saracen Primary.

"We have a long-term partnership with both SHARE and the local schools with our many activities in supporting the community.

"It fits well within our National Lottery Fund to be Supporting, Connecting and Building Resilience in North Glasgow which operates a community furniture and furnishing services and wrap-around support to community members.

"This is a great example of partnership working across the community."