Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent announcement the Michael Sobell Hospice bookstall plans to return to Amersham and Chesham markets from April 13.
The hugely popular stall, sadly shut as deemed ‘non-essential’, which offers fiction, classic and children’s books, plus jigsaws, has developed a loyal following since starting five years ago.
Both regular and new visitors to the stall benefit from being able to browse in the open air, chat to each other, and our volunteers who assist in finding requested titles.
Unlike charity shops books are not individually priced so visitors are asked to make a donation to the hospice.
Since starting the bookstall together with selected books sent to auction, this initiative has raised over £110,000 for the hospice which is so dependent on the public for fundraising.
Based at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, a major cancer treatment centre, the hospice underwent a major refurbishment last year, and provides modern upgraded facilities for patients, families and carers, staffed by dedicated palliative care professionals, supported by an army of Volunteers.
It remains the only hospice in the borough providing an in-bed unit where increasingly respite care has moved into the community
One aim of the bookstall has been to further promote awareness of Michael Sobell Hospice, and to encourage the public to consider leaving Legacies in their Wills to help ensure future funding for this unique caring service.
Finally, the bookstall is always a victim of the British weather – so it cannot go out on rainy days. But it relies on helping hands and further volunteers are very welcome on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
If you are interested please contact David Brameld on 07900 342778, or email firstname.lastname@example.org