Attracting bookworms from near and far, and now in its 28th year, the Colchester NSPCC Mammoth Book Fair will be taking place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at Holmwood House School in Colchester.
Open from 9.30am-4pm on both days, the event will offer around 35,000 books, plus games, jigsaws (all completed in advance to avoid disappointment), CDs and DVDs. Stock is replenished on Sunday and entry is £1.50, with under-16s free.
Funds raised will go towards the NSPCC’s Helplines available 24/7, every day of the year. They are Childline, for youngsters who have a problem and feel there is no-one they can turn to, and the NSPCC Helpline for adults who are concerned about a child’s welfare. The event will also support the NSPCC Schools Service which delivers Speak Out – Stay Safe assemblies and workshops for primary school children to enable them to recognise different forms of abuse, including bullying, and tell them how to seek help should they need it.
More than 90% of the NSPCC’s revenue comes from donations, gifts, legacies and fundraising activities so public support is paramount in enabling the organisation to reach out to vulnerable children.