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Give a Child a Book for Christmas Appeal

The Christmas spirit came a little early this year as Cannock Soroptimists launched their ‘Give a
Child a Book for Christmas’ campaign. In partnership with the fabulous Rotary Books4Home
Charity they wanted to ensure that those children who would not otherwise own a book will
have access to the joy of reading, especially at Christmas time.
So, as they did earlier in the year, to coincide with half term, they launched an appeal for pre-
loved books to be taken to four libraries in the area that kindly accepted them on their behalf.
Again, the local community did not disappoint! An amazing 1,881 books were donated! These
were taken to the Books4Homes charity where they will be distributed via schools to children in
time for Christmas. It has also meant that these books will be loved again rather than thrown
This has taken the total books donated by Cannock Soroptimists to date to over 13,500 which is
fabulous and a wonderful indicator of the generosity of local people especially in these difficult