[H]ospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland (Hospice at Home) have opened a brand new book outlet, which will form part of our already successful outlets throughout the region. These outlets raised a staggering £10,422.41 last year.
In 2013 John Richardson and Sons of Penrith kindly made a purpose built bookcase for Hospice at Home, which was originally set up in Lowther Castle. Due to refurbishment at Lowther Castle, they have now had an opportunity to relocate the bookcase to Laing’s Farm and Coffee Shop, at Harker, Carlisle.
Laing’s and local volunteers are now using the book case to promote donated books on our behalf. They are hoping that regular and new customers will take time to select the books to enjoy over a coffee and scone.
Cara Varty, Fundraiser for Hospice at Home says; “We are so pleased to have another book outlet in the local area. Last year, donations raised from these outlets provided enough money to pay for 868 hours of Respite Care. We would like to Thank everyone who looks after and donates books to Hospice at Home and we hope donations will continue into the future.”