Book sale to help Scouts raise money

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Scouts are appealing for more books for their annual book sale.

Whitley Bay District Scouts have been running a Book Sale for more than 12 years and have raised tens of thousands of pounds to support Scouting in the Whitley Bay area.

The next sale takes place from February 17 to February 22, at the District Scout Headquarters, Quarry Centre, Marden Road South, Whitley Bay. It is open daily 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, Tuesday to Thursday 7pm to 9pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm.

A spokesman for the scouts said: “We are again appealing for good quality second hand book, jigsaws, CDs and DVDs.

“The sale is one of the biggest book sales in the area and people travel from all over the north east to attend.

“The scouts have a team of adult supporters who work for six weeks prior to the sale sorting the fiction books by authors and the non-fiction into their categories.

“Last year’s sale raised over £5,000 for District funds and we would be delighted if we could raise the same amount this year.”

Members of the public can drop off donations of books every Thursday from January 22 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8.30pm at the District Scout Headquarters, Marden Quarry Park.

For anyone who can not deliver books to the drop-off point, the Scouts run a collection service, which is only available for people living in the Whitley Bay town area.

To arrange a collection or for more details about the sale ring (0191) 252 3265.