Shop helps raise £1m for Syria

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Lost Property -

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.”

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