Donations sought for Whitley Bay book sale

Donations are being sought for an annual book sale to help raise funds for a scout group.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 9:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 11:11 am
Some of the books at a previous Whitley Bay and District Scouts book sale.

Whitley Bay District Scouts have been running a Book Sale for more than 15 years, raising tens of thousands of pounds to support Scouting in the Whitley Bay area.

The next sale is from February 18 to 23 at the District Scout Headquarters, Quarry Centre, Broadway, Cullercoats. It will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, plus Tuesday to Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm

A spokesman 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.”

Donations can be dropped off every Thursday between 2pm and 4pm and 7pm to 8.30pm at the Headquarters.

For anyone who can not deliver books to the drop-off point, the Scouts run a collection service for people living in the Whitley Bay area. To arrange a collection or for more details about the sale contact (0191) 252 3265.