Books wanted for pop up charity gallery

Richmond mayor Stuart Parsons with Eden Porritt and Luke and Jack Young.
Three young people have volunteered to help with a Richmond mayor’s charity event next month – and they need the public’s help to make it a success.

Eden Porritt and Luke and Jack Young are hoping to collect children’s books so that they can run a book stall themselves at the Pop up Charity Gallery.

The event will be held from 10am to 4pm on December 10 at Richmond Town Hall.

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“I have been helping at the Paul Curran Trust pop up events for a few years and think the book stall will be popular with other children,” said Eden.

Luke and Jack are hoping that all their friends will see if they have any books to donate.

“We both have books that we are sure other people will want to read and helping a local charity is a great way to recycle books,” said Luke.

“It will also make space for new ones at Christmas too,” added Jack.

Richmond mayor Stuart Parsons said: “We have been having regular pop up events and getting great support from locals and businesses in the town.

“A number of shops have our art works displayed; this means the gallery is open all the time.”

Trustee Martin Curran added: “Thanks to Simon Dowse of Dowse’s of Richmond we now have a storage space.

“We have some Pop up Gallery events planned for 2018 so would love to hear from anyone who can donate any art works to us.”

As well as the children’s book stall, there will be artwork on sale, as well as tea and cakes.

This year the Paul Curran Celebration Trust is one of the mayor’s charities.

The trust operates only in Richmondshire and focuses on children and young people with disabilities. It also raises awareness of issues relating to disability.

If you have children’s books, other books, paintings print, or photographs please contact Linda on 07875-567984.