Doncaster children’s book charity ReRead urgently needs your help after floods

Flood damage to the ReRead warehouse in Doncaster after floods. Photo: Jim McLaughlin

Flood damage to the ReRead warehouse in Doncaster after floods. Photo: Jim McLaughlin

Reread in Doncaster collect and distribute thousands of free books to schools, other organisations, and individuals each year – but their warehouse was flooded on 8th November 2019, when the River Don broke its banks after torrential rainfall.

The ReRead warehouse in Doncaster after floods. Photo: Jim McLaughlin

The ReRead warehouse in Doncaster after floods. Photo: Jim McLaughlin

Flood damage to the ReRead warehouse in Doncaster after floods. Photo: Jim McLaughlin

The organisation lost their equipment and thousands of books to the flood – and urgently need funding to keep them going over the next few weeks while they prepare for their Christmas book giveaway to children. Can you help?

“We not only help recycle good books and get them into the hands of those in need, but we also employ local people and rely on a community of wonderful volunteers,” says Rereads’s  Graham Oxby. “We’re approaching our busiest time of year, and your generosity will help us continue our work.

The organisation, which has already raised £4000 through an emergency appeal, runs book sales through the year and gave away some 35,000 books to children in 2018.

“We desperately need funds to help us recover from this disaster, and we would be grateful for any help. Thank you if you can help with a donation, and if you can, please also share on social media.”

You can help by making a donation to ReRead here on GoFundMe

ReRead is online at reread.org.uk | Follow ReRead’s Jim McLaughlin on Twitter

 

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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