28 Oct 2015
Waterstones has launched the Buy Books For Syria appeal to raise £1 million for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal
Visit Waterstones with the kids this half-term and help the bookshop raise £1 million for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this half-term then consider a visit to a Waterstones bookshop where they can spend their pocket money on some fantastic books and raise money for Syrian refugees at the same time.
100 per cent of the retail price of every book sold in the Buy Books For Syria campaign will go directly to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal, with the bookseller aiming to raise £1 million for those in need.
A wide range of children’s books are available, from tots through to teenage books.
Much-loved authors, including children’s writers David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson, have donated almost 100 bestselling titles to the campaign.
Best Friends by Jacqueline Wilson is the story of Gemma and Alice, who were born on the same day and are devoted best friends, until one of them has to move away.
Philip Pullman, bestselling author of the Northern Lights series of children’s books has donated copies of The Ruby in the Smoke to Waterstones campaign.
It is the first book in his classic Sally Lockhart quartet.
He said: ‘The cause is so obviously good that anything we can do is worth doing.’
How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran is part memoir, part rant, as Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.
She said: ‘This is the biggest refugee crisis in history – 60m people, world-wide, are displaced, half of them children – threatening both the stability of the Middle East and Europe, and our own sense of compassion, and the value we put on human life.
‘Whilst the governments of this world still fail to come up with a solution to this problem, I am proud to do as millions of others have, and say ‘We see you, we hear you, we will not let you suffer this alone. We promise – help is coming’.’
‘This is a wonderful initiative, turning our passion for the written word into practical help at a time of terrible crisis,’ added David Nicholls.