Get­ting Bookarama read-y

South Canterbury Herald - - TEMUKA NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.