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Book stall volunteers raise £18,000 for Michael Sobel Hospice

 Published on: 25th February 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Book stall volunteers for Michael Sobell Hospice Charity have raised more than £18,000 for the charity. 

The pay what you want stall was set up at Croxley Green and Chorleywood summer fetes and Rickmansworth Christmas fair as well as weekly markets in Amersham and Chesham. 

The team, with an average age of 70, started four years ago to help fund the day care centre at the hospice which is run by contributions. 

Volunteer David Brameld, 72, from Amersham, and volunteers David Bayes, Derek Bain, Stewart Brammer, Peter Creer, Clive Seager, Mick Owen and Kamal Sood, will return to Croxley Green, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood this year to help raise vital funds. 

He said: “We’ve done them (Croxley and Chowleywood fetes) for the last couple of years. Last year we raised around £1,200, and the year before that £1,150. We will be doing them again as well as the Ricky Festival at the aqua drome for the first time on May 18-19. 

“Our great cry is volunteers for can spare some time to help. It’s a bit of hard work physically but it’s good fun. We have something like 3,500 books for people to choose from. We’ll even try and find the author and title of the book for you.”

Commenting on the funds raised from the book stall, Rosalind Williams, Chair of MSHC Trustees, said: “This is simply fantastic! Thank you to the entire team for all you have done throughout the year and for your hard work, time, effort and support, it is truly appreciated.”

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