AS LOCKDOWN MEASURES in England are eased, dedicated volunteers were delighted to welcome visitors to the inaugural Hedgecock Community Centre Book Fair. The event exceeded all expectations as 88 visitors took home 247 books and 49 family fun packs.
Our inaugural unique free book fair, books swap initiative was a huge success. More than 88 men, women and children attended and selected their favourite books to take away and read during the Easter break and Covid19 lockdown. The books were donated by members of different communities via #bookbikelondon, and hundreds of enjoyable titles were on offer for bookworms to take home for free. These include famous authors such as Jacqueline Wilson, Road Dahl and many more. There were also special family fun packs from The British Library, along with scissors, glue, colour pencils and sharpeners.
Nine year old Musa of Manor Junior School who is the face of the #ActiveMusa YouTube Channel was one of seven volunteers on the day. He said, “It was a really busy two hours for us but really enjoyable. We had so many cool books the young people were spoilt for choice. The adults were really happy, and I hope we do this again.”
The team of volunteers hope to turn this into a regular event which will be held the weekend before a school holiday.
Emdad Rahman from #bookbikelondon commented, “This was an outstanding debut. Well done, team – you’ve helped spread so many smiles today. Phenomenal work!”
Thank you to all the support received from book donors, volunteers who has helped us during the day . It was a delightful event debut and we wish to conduct many more in the future.