Books Sales Support Tree Appeal

Cheque presentation at Baggins Book Bazaar. Left to right: Fern Alder, Godfrey George, Cllr Sue Haydock (click to view larger image)

Godfrey George of Baggins Bookshop in Rochester High Street has been working hard to support the Rochester Catalpa Tree Appeal.  The iconic tree is about 140 years old and can be found at the west end of Rochester Cathedral.  Godfrey made the link between trees and paper, and decided to support the appeal by selling second hand books donated specifically for the tree.  “It was an obvious choice, really” he said.

Having raised the grand sum of £1,000 he thought the time was right to make a presentation to Fern Alder, Catalpa tree appeal supporter and a Medway Tree Warden, and Cllr Sue Haydock, founder and chairman of the Appeal.

Sue said, “I am totally amazed that so much could be raised in this way in the course of about a year.  We plan to run a few book stalls at festivals and charity events in order to raise more funds for the conservation of the tree.”

Medway’s Tree Officer, Mike Sankus has said that work on the tree’s conservation will begin just as soon as the weather improves.

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