Bookworms to raise funds at Sainsbury’s on Saturday

Published: 13th April 2014

Bookworms from in and around  Didcot can help boost funds for local charities at a fundraising books bonanza on Easter Saturday.

Sainsbury’s in the Orchard Centre are hosting a books sale in the main entrance foyer from
9.30am onwards at the supermarket and all proceeds raised will benefit Play2Give, Oxfordshire-based fundraising organisation set up by Didcot’s Andrew Baker.

Proceeds Play2Give makes from each book sold at the store will be added towards its 2014 fundraising appeal for the Oxford Children’s Hospital and the Oxford Paediatric Eye Fund, at the John Radcliffe Hospital.  Both charities Play2Give is supporting this year. Play2Give has already raised over £19,000 since 2007 for the Children’s Hospital as its main chosen charity.

Andrew set up Play2Give as a thank you back to the Oxford doctors who treated him throughout childhood, including major brain surgery at the age of 12.  Andrew has raised over £34,000 over the last 11 years with friends and supporters for the hospital.

Anyone can also donate a book by dropping into the crate inside the main entrance doors of the supermarket.  Books will be sold from 50p on Saturday and Play2Give’s wristbands will also be available.

The scheme was set up by the store last month, when they introduced the scheme to raise funds for Sport Relief. It is hoped Saturday’s fundraiser which runs throughout the day will be another success.  If successful it could become a regular Saturday fixture for charity.