Books boost Scorton community buddies scheme

Linda Hutchinson in the bus shelter.

A lockdown book sale launched in the bus shelter at Scorton has raised more than £700 for a local good cause.

At the start of lockdown local resident Linda Hutchinson decided to sort out her book collection.

She thought it would be a good idea to start a book sale in the village bus shelter.

Her idea was to recycle things that would help others during this period.

It quickly caught on as donations of toys, jigsaws, DVDs, plants and much more were added to the collection.

So far Linda and the local residents of Scorton have raised more than £700.

Linda has decided to give all monies raised to Scorton Community Buddies, the village befriending scheme run by local volunteers.

Linda never dreamed her initiative would be so successful and due to numerous requests may keep it going post lockdown.

Ian Robinson, coordinator of Scorton Community Buddies, said: “We are very thankful for the efforts and the generosity of Linda and the local community.

“The money raised will fund many events including something special when the lockdown is over.” [kofi]