Getting Bookarama read-y
One of Timaru’s most popular fundraisers is around the corner.
Foundation, Alzheimer’s South Canterbury, Hospice South Canterbury, the Life Education Trust and the St Vincent de Paul, he said.
Most of it was raised through Bookarama, which was the club’s second-biggest fundraiser after the Hadlow to Harbour fun run and walk, he said.
The Pleasant Point donation was a ‘‘one-off’’, while the rest were reasonably regular, Purvis said. ’’So that they know they can rely on some funds to keep above water.’’
He said it was the third or fourth year the sale had been held in the Trinity Church Hall.
Once upon a time the club was able to ask $3 for books but had had to lower that as there were other places around Timaru which sold books for $1 each, he said.
Purvis would be calling the service stations around Timaru and Pleasant Point soon to make sure it was OK for him to leave boxes at each station for people to leave donated books in.
The boxes usually went out about two weeks before the event, and each year South Cantabrians donated around 15,000 books, he said.
Bookarama will take place on November 11 and 12 at Trinity Church Hall on College Rd, Timaru, between 9am and 5pm.