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Successful Soroptimist Charity Bookstall Sun 15 May Harpenden #SUSTFEST22

SISTA Bookstall SustFest22Our Soroptimist Charity Bookstall on Sunday 15 May for #SustFest22 was a great success raising almost £300 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and meant that hundreds of books were recycled to new homes!

The May Harpenden Sustainability Market on Harpenden Common marked the launch of the 2022 Sustainability Festival for St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding villages. SISTA Bookstall SustFest22 Denise Powell, Mayor of Harpenden Cllr Lisa ScrivenSarah Lichman (pictured above on the right) organised the event with the Club’s Planet Team and we had lots of helpers on the day – pictured above l to r on the “early shift” with Sarah are Jane Slatter, Janet Tansley, Jean Eaton, Denise Powell and Diana Kingham. Thanks also to Louise Marron, Janet Audley-Charles, Madeline Skinner, Nicky Bloom and her daughter who were all on later shifts. A big thanks to our Member Linda SISTA Bookstall SustFest22Shall and Harpenden Lions David Shall and John Powell who set up and dismantled the stall and to the Harpenden Lions for lending us the gazebo and tables! We were delighted that the new Mayor of Harpenden Cllr Lisa Scriven paid us a visit – she is pictured here with Denise Powell, who lives in Harpenden as well as being an active Member of our Club.

The Sustainability Market had lots of stalls with ideas and products to help protect our environment – a great networking opportunity. We met lots of generous and kind people on the day and enjoyed ourselves, as well as raising much needed funds for the Refuge. We needed a good stock of resilience when the heavens opened at about 2pm but we all agreed it had been really worthwhile!

We still have lots of books to recycle, so watch this space for our next event….

St Albans and Hertsmere Womens Refuge
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