MK College receives generous donation after library book returned 12 years late
Students often receive small fines when they return library books or resources late, which are then quickly returned to avoid incurring more charges.
MK College Principal Chris McLean got a bit of a shock when he received a book in the post from a Northampton man whose son had borrowed it from the College library, 12 years ago. Accompanied with the book was an incredibly generous cheque for £250 “as a gift in recompense”.
During a lockdown tidy-up, the book was found with a 2008 stamped date on the inside cover. The person who returned the book and made the donation, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote: “We should be happy for Milton Keynes College to use the money in whatever way it thinks best, but perhaps to help support a student, or students, who may have financial challenges”.
The donor’s son was a student at the college 12 years ago, who benefitted from his time at the College and said it was “the right place for him.”
“For me personally, education was the ‘traditional’ A-levels and then on to university route, but that is not for everyone. My father worked in further education for most of his working life and speaks still of the value of that form of education, and I share his enthusiasm”, the letter said.
We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation and would like to thank the student for not returning his library book 12 years ago.