A total of 315 books were donated by parents, students and staff. Richard Parker, who collected them from the school, stated that the quality and range of books was excellent.
He said: “please pass on my thanks to everyone who brought books in. Your generosity and support mean such a lot. This brings the grand total to 12, 863 – a staggering sum! The teachers and students in South Africa have so much to thank the St Thomas Aquinas Trust for. We and they are in your debt. We will never forget what you have done for our charity.”