Early on Monday morning, a team of volunteers from Dorset Humanists set off for Christchurch Market with our collection of donated books and CDs to set up a stall to raise money for UNICEF’s and Oxfam’s famine relief funds.
We are pleased to report that sales from books and CDs, along with some cash donations, raised a total of £220 which will be split equally between UNICEF and OXFAM.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us by donating cash, books and CDs, and all those who bought items from us. We’d also like to thank everyone who gave up their time to help organise the event and run the stall.
If you weren’t able to support the charity book sale, you can still help by donating directly to one of the many famine relief appeals.
The easiest way is by text message: To donate £5 by mobile, TEXT 70000 with the word HELP in your message.
Otherwise, to donate via the Disasters Emergency Committee, call 0370 60 60 900, or visit any bank or building society and ask to pay into the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal account.
And here’s the link to the DEC’s secure donations page which allows you to gift aid your donation and increase its value by 25%: