Rotary Club of Wellington District reports that the charity bookshop open in the town centre last week had sales of around £4200, very much on a par with last year. After costs, the club will be able to pass on around £3500 to charity.”
“Now that our main fundraising event of the year has finished, as President I would like to place on record my thanks to everyone who has helped to make this year’s Book Sale a resounding success,” said Nick Williams, of Porter Dodson.
“In the three years the Rotary bookshop has been running over £11000 has been raised for local charities.”
“Yet apart from the financial side what has struck me is the community spirit that has grown since our first year. You only have to staff the shop for an hour to realise how enthusiastic the people of Wellington are about the event and what Rotary does.
“The comments of customers is very heartening and appreciative, although I was somewhat flummoxed by a customer who asked if anyone was available to help crew a yacht on a voyage from Penzance to Ireland this weekend.”
“So finally many thanks to Rotary members of both clubs friends and supporters and our mayor, Viv Stock-Williams, who put in a lengthy stint at the till on our final day.
“Now where did I put my Kindle?”