LAST month 1st Burley Brownies ran their fourth annual Bookmark Project auction auctioning over 180 bookmarks doodled by celebrities, authors and illustrators to raise money for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe.

Over 100 bookmarks were received from authors such as Jacqueline Wilson, Julia Donaldson, Lauren Child and Sir Quentin Blake and many other celebrities.

The support meant the brownies had their most successful auction to date raising a fantastic £6560 for the school. They would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part. The money will be used to build a nursery classroom at the school. The youngest pupils at the school currently have their lessons outdoors or in the local church as there is no room for them in the school building.

If anyone would like to help support the school they can get in touch with leader Sharon Hattersley at: