Your top comments this week: 8 June 2012

Posted by Al Kinley Digital Influencer

8th Jun 2012

Your comments kicked off in style this week when notorious tweeter Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax visited an Oxfam bookshop and Stephen tweeted a request for more books:

Sophie Bowell @stephenfry & @Rubywax host Jubilee tea party to launch @oxfamgb's biggest ever call for book donations ‪#oxfambookdrive http://yfrog.com/g0p8owkvj


Stephen Fry Oxfam need your books! Donate your books to @oxfamgb today & help change lives around the world http://oxf.am/JGX ‪#oxfambookdrive


The responses came flying in. We're grateful to those of you who donated your books, no matter how precious! Here's just a selection of your messages:

Matt Bishop @stephenfry literally JUST dropped off a car-load of my ornaments, books, CDs, games, DVDs & clothes to @oxfamgb! Supporting a good cause :)


Mathew Wright Have any unwanted books? @oxfamgb want them. I have a box full ready to go.


Lisa Kate @stephenfry @oxfamgb Ohh I often buy books from oxfam (Durham) but have never donated any. Must have a sort out.


One intriguing response called for more erotic thrillers. They wouldn't be the first!

TravelSexLife @stephenfry @oxfamgb They don't need any old books they just need erotic thrillers. That'll fix the world.


Hundreds of you have tweeted in support of our Sahel action (we need you to help stop the crisis in the Sahel region from turning into a catastrophe):

Ruth Bush I've taken action with @oxfamgb: @dfid_uk must help stop Sahel crisis becoming a catastrophe http://oxf.am/Jpx ‪#Sahel2012


Emily Prior Have seen real difference that Oxfam & WFP's joint food distributions make to this terrible situation http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/05/wor … ‪#sahel @oxfamgb


Ali F. Mostafa 18 million people are at risk. For what could be the worst food crisis in history! Help @OxfamGB feed them. ‪#sahel2012


And as usual you're all delightedly tweeting about your latest purchases and donations. Keep them coming!

M&S Corporate PR Over the last 5 yrs, we've donated over 11million garments to Oxfam ‪#planA ‪#hwdb2012 @oxfamgb http://bit.ly/LvU9Ye


Lisa Nahlbom Grahn Definite highlight of the day; snatching a @HouseOfHolland tee worth £50 for a fiver at @oxfamgb Chelsea!Cheers donating rich kids! ‪#Winning


Michael Canning Today I donated some unwanted items to an Oxfam shop and now I feel good :-) ‪#givingtocharity @Oxfam @OxfamGB


Here's a lovely tweet from Cat Philips, who visited Oxfam's offices earlier in the week:

Catherine Phillips Went to @oxfamgb yesterday. It's the kind of place you don't want to leave.


Glad to hear it!

And finally, here's an intriguing request from Griffin Carpenter in London. We've dropped him a line to find out if he's really giving up all his worldly posessions to help Oxfam save lives:

Griffin Carpenter I'm donating nearly everything I own to Oxfam in London. Click, vote, and help me win a contest for it!


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