HOUSE builder has made a donation to support the continued running of Adlington Library.

The £250 donation from Stewart Milne Homes has been made to the Friends of Adlington Library Group which was set up last year in reaction to news that funding for the area’s only library would be cut.

Friends of Adlington Library is dedicated to raising money which will allow the library service to remain open when current funding potentially comes to an end in March 2018.

Money from Stewart Milne Homes, the house builder behind the Douglas Meadow development in Adlington will contribute to general running costs, as well as allow the provision of new books, furnishings and equipment.

It will cost around £18,000 a year to run Adlington Library and locals are calling on more businesses within the community to follow Stewart Milne Homes’ example and support the fundraising drive.

Caroline Hesketh from Friends of Adlington Library explains: “We’ve been fundraising for just over six months now.

"We’ve had great support from local businesses and individuals, but we still have a long way to go.

“We need even more people to get behind our efforts and raise as much money as possible to enable us to keep the library service going for as long as possible.

“The kind donation from Stewart Milne Homes is a welcome boost to our efforts and will hopefully allow families at its new development to continue to access library services when they move in.”

Children from local schools and members of the Friends of Adlington Library group joined Stewart Milne Homes sales manager Phil Clews at the library to show how important the facility is to them.

Phil said: “We want to support local community groups wherever we can and when we heard that the Friends of Adlington Library was looking for support in its fundraising campaign, we were keen to help.

“We hope that our donation will allow local children and their families continue using their local library and discover new and exciting books to read and fall in love with.”