£5m in 25 years: congratulations Oxfam St Giles!
Al Kinley Digital Influencer
14th Nov 2012
Huge congratulations to the Oxfam bookshop in St Giles, Oxford - on Saturday they turned 25. Not only that, though - they've also raised more than £5m for Oxfam!
It's a testament to the dedication and brilliance of the 63 volunteers who work at St Giles.
The manager, James Carruthers, told the Oxford Mail, "This incredible achievement would not have been possible without the continued support from the local community and all the shop's customers. Last year, we raised our highest amount ever - £303,000 - but we can only achieve that because the [book] donations keep coming in.
"Even just a few paperbacks can make a difference and sometimes, if someone has a book they know is valuable, they will bring it to us because they know we carefully price first editions and use all the tools available to check a book's value."
Keep them coming Oxford! Who knows, you might have a big piece of the next £5m on a dusty bookshelf in your attic...
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