We are inviting all Canberrans to visit the Bookfair on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday (8, 9 and 10 February), Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie Leeson said every book purchased contributes vital funds to support vulnerable people in our community.
“It costs $26 to take a life-saving call in our telephone crisis support centre. At our Bookfair, this equates to around a handful of books, so every purchase is valuable,” Carrie said.
“At our February Bookfair, we are also excited to have a family day on Saturday, which is dedicated to bringing the Canberra community together for a fun day out.”
“At the Bookfair, visitors will also get to see and meet our wonderful volunteers who work hard every day to make our Bookfairs the professional and fun events they are. The care our volunteers have for every book and every Bookfair visitor is heart-warming.”
ACT Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury said supporting a vital service such as Lifeline Canberra is important.
“Mental health is an issue that can affect anyone in our community. I’d encourage all Canberrans to get along the Bookfair to support Lifeline Canberra, who are the frontline of support for those in crisis,” Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury said today.
The Bookfair is open
Friday, 8 February, 9am to 6pm
Saturday, 9 February, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 10 February, 10am to 4pm.
Entry is by gold coin donation. With all proceeds go directly to our local 13 11 14 crisis support and suicide prevention service, changing lives for the better.