Tawa book fair stage 3

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Tawa Rotary’s an­nual book fair will rise again this Satur­day, 9am till 4pm.

The event, which ran over two week­ends in July, re­ceived a large in­flux of books on the fi­nal day – enough to open the doors again at Tawa Junc­tion, Tawa Rotary pres­i­dent Laura Som­mer says.

More than $22,000 was raised last month for Life Ed­u­ca­tion Trust, with funds also go­ing to­wards wa­ter tanks and bet­ter toi­let fa­cil­i­ties at a pri­mary school in Tonga, and stu­dent trips over­seas or Out­ward Bound.

‘‘We’re ex­tremely pleased with the large num­ber of high-qual­ity books that were do­nated. This, cou­pled with a tremen­dous amount of work that went on in the back­ground from our mem­bers and oth­ers who helped us, meant we had two very well-or­gan­ised week­ends,’’ Ms Som­mer said.

Sixty boxes of books will be do­nated to a li­brary be­ing set up in Zim­babwe to ben­e­fit 5000 chil­dren in 10 pri­mary schools.

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