Our Buy Books For Syria Campaign Has Passed the Halfway Mark
To everyone who has taken part and bought a book, we’d like to thank you for your support – and for enabling aid-workers to assist the displaced people of Syria.
It was only seven weeks ago that we launched the campaign to raise £1 million to support Oxfam's work in Syria. With the generous support of publishers and authors we are currently selling a selection of books, in all of our shops and online, giving 100% of their retail price to the charity.
There are almost 80 top titles displaying the 'Buy Books for Syria' sticker at your local Waterstones –including The Black House by Peter May, The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, The Thread by Victoria Hislop, The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, and One Day by David Nichols. There are books for every age and interest - and every penny goes to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis appeal.
The £500,000 that has already been raised by the Waterstones Buy Books for Syria appeal will enable Oxfam to build and expand water supply systems to help people displaced by the war in Syria. Your support will reach around 75,000 people with regular access to clean water - vital in a country where water borne diseases are increasingly common.
But the scale of the crisis is huge and the £1 million that we hope to raise through the Buy Books for Syria appeal will be crucial in allowing Oxfam to continue it's life-saving work with Syrian refugees.
Help us reach £1 million for Syria, visit your local Waterstones (or click online) and buy a book.