IT seems that there are hundreds of people who like a good story, especially when they can get it for a bargain price.
Lifeline’s annual book sale at their Raceview warehouse last week proved a major windfall for the charity group with $33,000 raised in just three days.
Lifeline business manager, Cheryl Shaw, said their popular book sale had been in recess for the past two years because of Covid restrictions and they did expect to have big sales, but the final amount exceeded all her expectations.
“From the moment we opened the doors on Friday locals poured in and one of our first customers was a chap who bought all 200 comics we had,” she said.
“Those who dropped in also appreciated that we had DVD’s, CD’s and even children’s games available.”
Cheryl said the success of the sale now has them looking to stage another Bookfest in October.
“People just loved it and they spent hours here going through the thousands of books.
“We still have lots more to sell and no doubt our stocks will be replenished by the time we get to October.
“Importantly this was a win, win situation because for many people getting a $20 book for just a few dollars meant they could afford to buy a few and take some reading time out for themselves.
“We know things are tough as the calls to Lifeline have increased dramatically lately with people struggling with lots of issues.
“This money will now help us provide more counselling services at a time when we have a pressing need.”