Mel decided a couple of months ago to do a fundraising stall: Blind Date With a Book. An avid reader herself, she wanted to pass on this passion and get people to not judge a book by its cover.

So, by asking her running club for donations of good quality books, both adult and child the stall came alive. It took over a month to wrap and label the books but the result was effective.

The stall was received well with lots of purchases and comments of what a wonderful idea it was. In all over £100 was raised and so the stall will continue.

The idea is simple yet effective, wrap books, making sure they are of good quality, pick 4 words to describe the book and then decorate. Mel got sticker donations and so used those to decorate the books, along with string and lots of stars! The books that were not either new or like new were labelled with “Pot Luck” and the genre of the book.

Give it a go and have fun!