Christmas Book Fair 2019

The Christmas Book Fair, held last weekend, raised $9,436 from the sale of books and together with the raffle and sausage sizzle, held in conjunction with the Book Fair, a grand total of $10,379 was raised.
Numbers attending were up on the May Fair, which can probably be put down to additional items on offer such as the excellent record collection and accumulation of DVDs for sale. We are confident that our many customers will be pleased with their purchases and have many hours of enjoyable entertainment ahead. We would like to thank all those who donated items, for without you, there would be no Book Fair.
The Club would also like to thank the wider community, putting together a book fair is a team effort and we would not be able to cope without the assistance we receive from our community, especially the partners, friends and relatives of Club members who were present throughout the weekend. Members from Kaukapakapa - Helensville Scouts also assisted in the setting out and cleaning up of the Hall. We also wish to thank members of the Rodney Local Board for their support and Burmester Realty for letting us use their premises as a collection point.
All the funds raised go into the Lions Club of Helensville Charitable Trust Account and will be used in our community to assist those members or organisations in need of support, as well as into larger community projects such as the Riverside Walkway and Rautawhiri Park.
The books left over will be re-sorted with damaged or unsaleable books going to the Helensville Recycle Centre. Surplus children’s books will go to South Auckland for distribution to less fortunate children, other fiction titles are sent to Fiji to be distributed there. Books are sold at the Lions bookstall at the Kaukapakapa Market, which is held on the third Sunday of each month, and at other events run by the Lions Club of Helensville throughout the year.
The next Book Fair is our Autumn Book Fair which will be held on the last weekend of May, that is Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2020,in the Helensville War Memorial Hall. As a service to the community the Helensville Lions will accept books throughout the year. Small amounts can be left with Burmester Realty, Commercial Road, Helensville, otherwise contact Chris at 420 8527 or any other member of the Lions Club of Helensville.

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