Bute books set for journey to Jamaica

Rothesay resident David Hanschell, founder of the Surplus Educational Supplies Foundation.
Rothesay resident David Hanschell, founder of the Surplus Educational Supplies Foundation.

A consignment of books donated to a local charity during Rothesay Library’s refurbishment three years ago is about to set sail for a new home in Jamaica.

The books were part of the stock at a shop in Greenock’s Oak Mall shopping centre set up by Rothesay resident David Hanschell, founder in 2005 of the Surplus Educational Supplies Foundation.

Now, nine years on, David is closing the Oak Mall store, and hopes to hand over the work of the Foundation to others who may be able to continue the effort he has put in to the project.

The shop’s contents, and numerous other items kept in storage by the Foundation, will soon be loaded on to a container ship and transported across the Atlantic to their new Caribbean home.

* Full story in the November 21 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.