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We’re really feeling the love!

I know Valentine’s Day was yesterday, but how could we not share this fantastic Valentine’s fundraising story from Sue and the reading group at Churchill Community Foundation School?

In honour of Book Aid International they had a hot chocolate and cake sale yesterday in their library.

They raised a fantastic £85 which means we can send 42 books to Africa. I think it’s safe to say though that the Book aid International offices really wish we’d been at the sale. The cakes looked yummy.

Thank you!

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We love this!

Of course, if you’re inclined to support us as part of World Book Day, you don’t have to do so in a bookish way.

You can do anything that takes your fancy. Take Kate Webb, for example.

After discovering the ‘delights’ of cold water swimming, Kate decided that she would take part in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships in January. Being a teacher and valuing books very highly, Kate chose to raise sponsorship for Book Aid International too.

Kate took part in two races, including one with this fancy dress hat, at Tooting Bec Lido where the water was a f-f-freezing 3.5C. Despite this, Kate managed a personal best in her race, and, we’re sure you agree, fully deserved the commendation she received for her hat!

Along the way Kate raised around £300 too – effectively sending another 150 books to a community that will really appreciate her efforts. Thanks, Kate! We love the lengths (sorry, bad pun) you went to for us!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!