Published on: 12 Jan 2022 15:48

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Cruden Building (West) supported a school in the Maryhill area by donating over 290 books of ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’, a book about resilience, back in December.

The donation to St Mary’s Primary ensured that all children at the school had a gift at Christmas.

Teachers at St Mary’s Primary approached Cruden, who are delivering the new, affordable-housing Locks View development on behalf of Maryhill Housing, to ask for their help in buying the books for the children.

Through their efforts, Cruden employees were able to source all the books with the help of Maryhill Housing, and Cruden staff members visited the school in December 2021 to deliver the books in person.

Ashley Buchanan, Clerical Assistant at St Mary’s Primary School, said: “The staff of St Mary’s are so grateful to Cruden for providing these books to ensure all of our children [had] a gift [at] Christmas. We know how challenging a time the past year has been for our families, and this kind donation will be greatly received.”

Bryony Willett, Chief Executive of Maryhill Housing, said: “We hope that the children of St Mary’s Primary School enjoyed these books at Christmas and that they brought a smile to their faces.  We are delighted to be working alongside Cruden to not only provide much-needed affordable homes but to also give back to the people in our communities.  We will continue to maximise the community benefits which we can deliver in order to enhance and support our local areas and those living in them.”

Gordon Lee, Director of Cruden Building West, said: “It is very fitting that ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ is a book about resilience given the disruption to education that children across Scotland have faced during the pandemic. The teachers at St Mary’s Primary School thought that this would be a beneficial read for the children, and we [were] delighted to be able to give something back to the local school [during the] festive season as we continue to work towards delivering more affordable housing in conjunction with Maryhill Housing.”


All photo credits: Cruden Building (West)/Perceptive Communicators