An annual charity booksale held in Gedling has this year collected £3,619 for good causes in the region – smashing last year’s total.
For the past 13 years Bob and Chris Cann have hosted the Masked Charity Booksale at their home in Vernon Avenue.
Over two weekends in April and May their property was again crammed full of 15,000 second-hand books from as little as 10p, which the fees collected being donated to a number of charities.
The organisers – masked, of course – recently met with Zephrys, a charity based at Nottingham City Hospital which offers support to families who have lost a child, and handed over a cheque for £904 – a share of teh total raised.
A similar amount was also handed over to Morton Hall Detainees Visitors Group
Other causes set to benefit include a local refugee charity and food bank in Netherfield.
In total the annual sales have raised £20,000 for local good charities over the past 13 years..