Over £100,000 has been raised through the sale of second-hand books by the volunteers of Harewood House Trust.
Since the second-hand bookshop opened on site seven years ago, the volunteer booksellers have created an impressive catalogue and collection of books, for all interests and with an average price tag of £1. Every penny of the money they have raised goes back into the work of the charity to protect and promote its three collections of the House, the Gardens and the Bird Garden.
Says Mary, volunteer, “I was one of the pioneers. I helped set up the bookshop and I still enjoy working here now.”
Another volunteer, Paddy, said “I am part of the Bookshop and House team and I enjoy the fact that we come together to share something.”
Jane Marriot, Trust Director, raised a glass to the Booksellers and said “This is an incredible achievement. Your work here is supporting everything that Harewood does as a charity in education and conservation. It is a very tangible contribution to this wonderful organisation.”
The bookshop volunteers also work across different ares of the Trust and are part of a 200-strong group who make a positive contribution to the workings of the charity at Harewood.
To help the Bookshop Volunteers reach their next £100,000, visit the Bookshop and buy or donate a book. All donations of books are grateful received , especially children’s picture books.