It’s a bookworm’s dream come true and it is all for a good cause.
Anyone who loves to read knows that you can never have enough books and Lifeline’s Big Book Fair has a massive range where you will find all your favourite genres and plenty of bargains!
Lifeline’s Big Book Fair fundraising event is on this weekend at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley.
It will operate on Friday, October 19 between 9am and 5pm, Saturday, October 20 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, October 21 from 9am to 4pm.
Around 80,000 books will be on display in over 50 categories including fiction, non-fiction, reference, hobbies, travel, children’s books, art, science, literature, history, biographies, old, rare or just interesting books.
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There will be something there for everyone, and a printed floor plan is available at the door.
On Saturday there will be a family afternoon where the kids can get their faces painted or do some colouring in, while mum and dad browse the tables of books.
On Sunday, all remaining stock will be half the marked price.
Lifeline South Coast community partners, Southern.IML Pathology will be running a book donation point in the car park. Customers can drive up, unload their boot of books to donate, then go inside and restock their shelves.
Lifeline South Coast Big Book Fair coordinator, Alicia Ferderer, says a fantastic part of the Book Fair is the massive range of books available.
“Our book sorting volunteers do an amazing job in sorting, cleaning, categorising, pricing and packing a huge range of books and making them available for our customers at our Book Fair events,” she said.
Entry to the event is via a gold coin donation and eftpos will be available for purchases.
Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is the major fundraising event for Lifeline South Coast. Funds raised at the Fair go toward Lifeline services including Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis support service in the Illawarra and South Coast on 13 11 14.
Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data revealed that last year we lost 3128 Australians to suicide.
Lifeline believes we can all have a role to play in suicide prevention. Being a local service means that the funds raised locally stay here in our community and are used to help local people talk about their problems and find ways to solve them.
Last year, Lifeline South Coast answered 23,500 calls from people in the Illawarra and South Coast.
For more information about this vital service in the community, or to volunteer and give back of your time, please visit the website at lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
See you at the Fair!