Kapiti News - 2021-10-13




Much to Lions’ relief, 40,000 donated books will be taken out of storage on October 14 and set up in the Waikanae Memorial Hall for the 24th consecutive Lions Monster Bookfair on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17. Project manager Peter Cresswell said months of work is nearing an end after uncertainty over whether Covid-19 restrictions may have forced a cancellation. “It is with a huge sigh of relief that we are able to proceed, although under level 2 conditions. We will be using Waikanae Memorial Hall’s main room plus the smaller room normally used for priced books. There will be door controls to maintain the 100-person limit . . . Face masks must be worn and there will be fewer tables to allow for the required health distancing. “In spite of the Covid restrictions, we hope once again to raise close to $40,000 for Ka¯ piti’s needy organisations. This could bring the total raised by the Bookfair since its inception, to more than three-quarters of a million dollars.” The money raised will go the Special Olympics Ka¯ piti, Birthright Ka¯ piti, Ka¯ piti Women’s Refuge, Whale Song Ka¯ piti Coast, Wellington Children’s Hospital Playground Project, Ka¯ piti Community Foodbank and the Cancer Society.”


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