Another’s reading treasure

Rotarians Mary Tuck and Wendy Gray welcome book and DVD donations for an upcoming secondhand sale. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

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Donations. Yes, it is winter but how about a spring clean?

Community members are encouraged to dust off their unwanted books and wipe down those old DVDs to donate to a good cause.

Rotarian Wendy Gray is looking to host a secondhand sale to raise money for two lightweight wheelchairs for Smithton District Hospital.

Director of nursing Sharan McLaren said the new wheelchairs will replace ones which have been used regularly by patients and elderly community members.

“They’re for short term loan for people in the community who are going to appointments or events, where they have long distances to travel. They are easy to pack into a car and set up for use.”

“There are about seven boxes so far,” Wendy says of the donations to date. “From romance to thriller to crime books – they’re all very good quality.”

She welcomed all genres, including children’s stories, biographies and cookbooks, and she hoped the community would get on board by donating and then browsing what is on offer: “Someone else may as well get enjoyment from them.”

The sale will be held at 73 Emmett Street, Smithton, next door to the old Duck Inn, on Thursday July 26, Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28 from 10am to 4pm.

To make a donation phone Wendy Gray on 6452 2334 or drop into the Stephen Gray Transport home office at 15-17 Sampson Avenue, Smithton.

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