Amnesty International Book Sale
9am-5pm Saturday 21 June
Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 8BF
The Blackheath and Greenwich Group of Amnesty International is holding its 40th annual fund-raising book sale on Saturday 21 June at the Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, London SE10 (10 minutes walk up Lewisham Hill from Lewisham BR, DLR & Bus Station). Doors will open at 9am.
The local group has collected thousands of books from a variety of sources, including publishers and book reviewers as well as individual donors. The quality of books – many of which are brand new – is exceptionally high, and there will be plenty of bargains to be found, from second-hand paperbacks to review copies of recently-published novels.
The group’s book sales, which this year will be opened by Hannah Perry, Vice Chair of Amnesty UK, are established as Amnesty International’s most successful local fundraising event in the UK, raising more than £270,000 over the years. They are a much loved event and tradition for many in the local area and often there is a queue of people waiting to get into the event when the doors open.
This year’s event will include the opportunity for members of the public to sign postcards for Amnesty International’s new global campaign to Stop Torture. Amnesty International works worldwide for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political prisoners and an end to torture, extrajudicial executions, disappearances and the death penalty.
For more information about the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich group see www.amnestybg.wordpress.com
For more information regarding this release contact:
Simon – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to do a feature on the event and would like to speak to a group member who has seen how the book sales have changed over the years please let me know. Photographs are also available.