Saturday, 8 August 2015

Charity Pawn

Pawn Shops are never going to be the flavour of the month in Worcester Park - or perhaps anywhere. But H&T in Central Road have been making an effort to join in with the community and give something back. It should be remembered they supplied the major prize in last year's Christmas Late Night raffle (a diamond ring). The reason I am putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys) for their sake today however is that they are holding a second hand book sale on Friday 28th August to raise money for the national cancer support charity Macmillan. The store started collecting books a couple of weeks ago and had 42 at the count last week. Their goal is to reach 100 books for sale on the day. (Hopefully they can do even better than that!)

Members of the public who have books they would like to donate can drop them in over the next month at their store at 148 Central Road, KT4 8HH (opposite the pedestrian lights near Iceland) and also in Sutton Hight Street and Castle Street Kingston.

H&T Pawnbrokers is supporting Macmillan in many of the 190 stores nationwide this year and have already raised over £2,000. The pawnbroking and second hand jewellery stores are holding a range of activities including cake, book and plant sales; sporting challenges; themed fancy dress days; and entertainment events.

The store would be grateful for any books - children, adults, fiction and non - fiction.

On 28th August, they will set up a gazebo outside the store for the book sale with music and will also be offering cakes and refreshments for a small donation for Macmillan. The last time they organised a big fundraising event was for the Macmillan Coffee Morning last September, and local Councillor Arthur Hookway (then the Mayor of Sutton) popped along for a donation and a photo (as shown!)

So if you've got a few old books lying around - why not donate them to a good cause like this?