Thursday 31st October saw the launch of the first HLSS Student Book Sale in the Geoffrey Manton Atrium. This charity driven two-day event was organised by MMU alumni Cerys Jones and Rachel Bruce. Students and staff alike flocked to the stall to discover steals to be had.
Prior to the book sale, students priced up their unwanted textbooks and fiction novels and brought them to the organisers to sell on the stall. Ten per cent of all student sales were donated to charity. As the Children In Need telethon is approaching, it was the obvious charity of choice to donate proceeds. Children In Need is a well-publicised BBC run fundraising charity to aid the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. This year the Appeal Night is the 15th of November, which coincided well with the Book Sale. Students and staff had the option to donate books to the sale in order to raise even more money for Children in Need.
Book Sale HQ (otherwise known as the IDEA Office) was flooded with books throughout the week from staff who wanted to donate books and from students who wanted to make money. There was a large variety, from academic textbooks for Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences to fiction and even self-help books. There was something for everyone.
Following on from this success, look out for future events. Watch this space!