Accu charity book giveaway

Many thanks to everyone who took a book and contributed. I'm now about 200 books lighter and the house is about half a bookcase lighter too. Thanks also to my son Patrick (he has Aspergers Syndrome) for lending me the safe. Several people also contributed but did not take a book (clearly they also have too many books already) including the famous Henney-Lakos £20 bet winnings. The total raised was £330.20 which will be split equally between Barnados and The Autism Trust.

Many people suggested bringing some of their old books to next years accu conference so we can have an even bigger Charity Book Giveaway, with even more selection. Please contact me if you'd like to contribute - I'll keep a list of bookworms so I can send reminders a few weeks before next years conference.


  1. What a great idea :) This is a brilliant way to raise money for such deserving charities and keep books moving around... sharing the book love :)

  2. I've just had a thank you email from Deborah Rylands of Barnados...

    Dear Jon,
    I would like to say a big thank you, on behalf of Barnardo's for the £165.10 which we received from you from your charity book giveaway. Thank you for choosing to support Barnardo's. Thanks to your donation we will be able to reach out to even more vulnerable children and young people. ...
    Kind regards,

  3. Just had another email, this time from The Autism Trust...

    Dear Jon,
    On behalf of all of us here at The Autism Trust, I would like to say a huge thank you for the pennies raised by your book sale (excellent idea for a fundraiser!)

    Kindest regards,
    Natalie Williams
    PA to Trustees
    The Autism Trust