Shop helps raise £1m for Syria
An Ashford bookstore helped to raise £1 million for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal by selling a selection of books by bestselling authors.
National chain Waterstones raised the whopping sum in stores all over the country – including the County Square shopping centre outlet – by selling books donated by Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, Caitlin Moran and more.
All the money raised was given to Oxfam.
James Daunt, Waterstones’ managing director, said: “We are immensely proud to have contributed so meaningfully to Oxfam’s work with Syrian refugees, something made possible by the instinctive generosity of so many wonderful authors and their publishers, and above all that of our customers.”