Hulme book giveaway aims to raise money for local charities

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  • A book giveaway this weekend will raise money for local charities
  • It will take place on Saturday 25 March in Asda, Hulme
  • The event will is hosted by Manchester Rotary clubs

A book giveaway this weekend aims to raise money for a number of local charities in Hulme.

The annual book giveaway, organised by three Manchester Rotary clubs, will take place on Saturday 10am-3.30pm at the entrance of Asda in Hulme.

All books will be free but donations will be welcome with money raised going to South Central Foodbank, The Wood Street Mission, The Place at Platt Lane and Hulme Community Garden Centre.

Community support for the giveaway| Twitter: @RotaryMCRBkfast

Thousands of books have been donated from a number of sources. Many genres will be on offer from children’s books to fiction and nonfiction.

Giveaway organisers Manchester Rotary Club

Member and former president of the Rotary Club of Manchester Breakfast, Niall Power said: “We in Rotary are looking forward again to the book giveaway this Saturday. 

“We know it’s appreciated by local people who we look forward to meeting up with.”

This will be the fifth annual book giveaway hosted by the Rotary. Power spoke of the success of previous years, having received a very positive response from local residents.

Last year’s giveaway | Twitter: @RevMaggs

Continuing, he said: “The event brings the community together as an opportunity to not only chat about books but life as well.”

Rotary International are one of the largest voluntary clubs in the world. Globally, rotary aims to tackle issues like Polio and ensure access to clean water but on a local level they host charity events for the community. 

Asda Community Champions

Community Champion Angela| Twitter: @RotaryMCRBkfast

The book giveaway is made possible by Asda’s Community Champions campaign which allows charities and community groups to use their space to make a positive impact for local people.

Community Champion, Angela has been central to successfully organising the event.

Any leftover books will be donated to local libraries.