Asda trolley donation helps drive Friends of St Cross book sales

Willy Goldschmidt, ASDA colleagues Stuart and Allie and Tony Cousins. Photo by Eddie White.
Willy Goldschmidt, ASDA colleagues Stuart and Allie and Tony Cousins. Photo by Eddie White.

A supermarket has donated a trolley to help a charity move its books for sale around the town’s hospital.

The Asda trolley will help the Friends of St Cross Book Sales Team raise money for the hospital’s services and equipment by moving the books from the storeroom to the help desk.

Tony Cousins, vice president of the charity, said: “The trolley will replace the old and rickety trolley we use to move books from the storeroom we have in one part of the hospital down to the help desk in out patients.

“A wide selection of second hand books are on display when the help desk is open between 10am and 12pm and between 2pm and 4pm every Monday to Friday, other than Bank Holidays. The books are unpriced but we ask for a minimum donation of 50p. This has become an increasingly popular method of fundraising and we hope to raise over £1,500 in 2015.”

The Friends’ Diamond Jubilee Appeal has surpassed its £60,000 target to improve the bloodtaking unit at St Cross.

Willy Goldschmidt, vice chairman of the charity, said: “One of the key aims of the Appeal is to widen our engagement with business and the community and this donation demonstrates that there are many ways in which people can help us to continue to make a difference.

“We will shortly be launching our annual Christmas raffle and would welcome contributions of prizes from local businesses.”