Volunteers at Cannock’s Newlife at Home store are hoping more people will take a leaf out of their book . . . and donate unwanted literature lying around the home to help disabled and terminally ill children get the vital equipment they urgently need.
Newlife volunteers Angela Pearce, Jill Evans and Sue Robinson donate a couple of hours of their time each week to sort thousands of donated books which, in the past 12 months (April 2015 to March 2016) have raised £5,000.
All profits from the successful chain of Newlife stores are donated to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, the largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the UK.
Not only do donors know the money raised from the book sales is going to a good cause, but Newlife gives a 50 pence voucher – to be spent in any of its stores – for each suitable book donated.
Volunteer Sue Robinson said: “It’s a win-win situation. People get a chance to de-clutter their homes and help families in need at the same time. And the 50 pence vouchers are a good incentive, too.
“Last year Jill, Angela and I sorted around 4,000 donated books, so we feel we are doing our little bit to help as well.”
She added: “If anyone else has unwanted books and would like to drop them off in any of the three Newlife stores in Hemlock Way, Cannock, we would love to see you.”
Pictured: volunteers Sue Robinson, left, and Jill Evans, right, with Newlife National Volunteer Manager Kevin Lowe.