A group of volunteers who’ve raise thousands for charity by selling books at an annual event in Carlton have this week been honoured for their efforts.
ExLibris, Nottingham’s Masked Booksellers, have received honorary membership and a framed certificate from Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) in recognition for over ten years of fundraising for asylum seekers and refugees of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Since June 2006, ExLibris has raised over £5300 for NNRF, as well as sums for other local charities and good causes, including Hayward House (Nottingham Hospitals Charity) and School for Parents (help children with mobility and communication problems develop the skills they need to thrive and achieve their potential).
ExLibris has raised and donated over £13,000 to mainly local charities since 2006. All this while wearing masks.
ExLibris also supports refugees by running free bookstalls at the Red Cross’s Refugee Welcome Group, where books supplied include dictionaries, English grammar books, and other material suitable to people learning or improving their English language.
The majority of money raised for these charities is at an annual mega booksale in Carlton, where a domestic house magically transforms into a bookshop for one or two weekends.
Funds raised will be shared between NNRF and School for Parents. People who arrive wearing a mask will receive a free raffle ticket. ExLibris will also be collecting tinned vegetarian foods for food banks during the sale. These mega-sales are so called for a reason – many thousands of books will be on sale – carefully organised and displayed in every possible nook and cranny.
Please see alsohttp://www.maskedbooksellers.org.uk/ for more about Masked Bookselling and ExLibris.