Book sale raises £7400 for charity
20th July 2011
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A book sale has reached great heights - not only did 500 people turn up, it also managed to raise a staggering £7,400- all in the name of charity!

With a choice of over 20000 books, people came in their droves to look through a variety of new and second hand fiction, non-fiction, children’s and ‘coffee table’ books.

The event was held in Abbots Langley, at the corner of Gallows Hill, and raised £7,400 for The Book Trade Charity.

David Hicks, chief executive of the charity based in Kings Langley, explained: “Proceeds from the sales support our programme of grants to individuals in need, who have worked in the UK Book Trade.

“Each year, we give £100,000 and provide help for carers, those with long term of life threatening illnesses, disabilities, facing redundancy, need re-training, in debt, or need re-housing.

“This is why these events are so important to the charity. The sale provide 15 per cent of our annual income, all from books donated to us be the book trade, publishers, wholesalers and literary agents.”

Would you like to find out more about the charity? Or find a good read? The charity organises five charity sales a year, so book it in to make sure you don’t miss out. The next will be held at the end of September. Visit the website:

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