Book sale raises cash for charity
KIND-HEARTED visitors to Crowland Garden Centre have recycled their unwanted books to help generate cash for charity.
The garden centre, off the B1166 Postland Road, launched an on-going bring and buy second hand book sale in aid of Greenfingers in April.
So far, it has raised £300 for the organisation, which creates gardens at children’s hospices across the UK.
Garden centre manager Sanjay Bowry said: “We’re raising money for the charity by inviting people to bring in books to donate for the sale, which will last until the end of 2010.
“The paperbacks and hardbacks cost a minimum of 50 pence each and all money raised from the bring and buy will be given to the charity.
“So far we have raised £300 for Greenfingers with our bookcase, which is great.
“We have had lots of donations, but we still need lots more.
“If anyone has anything they would like to donate, we’d love to hear from them.
“We have also had some really old books and annuals, which have been quickly snapped up.”
Deborah Skillicorn, a representative for Greenfingers, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Crowland Garden Centre and its customers are supporting Greenfingers with this inspiring bring and buy second hand book sale.
“It’s a great way to recycle your books and pick up a good read at a very reasonable price, while also helping raise invaluable funds for the charity.