Due to a drop in active membership, Chanctonbury Lions Club was unable to continue its bookselling operation in the Storrington area.
The Club, which was formed in 1959, has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. For some years their main fundraising activity has been selling pre-owned books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records kindly donated by the general public.
Cessation would have deprived local people of a popular community activity. The good news is that the Rotary Club of Storrington and Pulborough District has stepped into the breach which means local book lovers will be able to continue to buy from a massive range of books from the bookstall in Storrington centre (Place Villerest) every Saturday morning. Additionally, there is a bookcase with a donation box in the waiting room at Pulborough Station for London-bound commuters. The Rotary book van will also attend local village days and fetes.
All money raised will go to charitable causes supported by Rotary.
Paul Weaver, President of Storrington & Pulborough District Rotary Club praised Chanctonbury Lions Club for doing such an amazing job of extending book purchase and readership among folk across our region. Their motto ‘WE SERVE’ has been so well demonstrated over the past 62 years. Rotary has worked closely with Lions Club for the community during this time and is proud to continue their bookstall service ensuring that book buyers can satisfy their reading appetites while raising money for worthwhile causes.
Phil Abbott, President of Chanctonbury Lions Club is delighted that the Rotary Club has taken over the bookselling operation, knowing it is in safe hands. The Lions Club will still be active in the community.
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