Charitable book shopping, featuring Gok Wan!


A guest post from Stephanie Lambourn, travel agent and scout group treasurer.

Whilst sitting at home watching the Gok Wan Cookery programme my husband said that he would really like the book of the series, if there was one.

I went online and the first supplier was The Book People. When I went into the site I got the marvellous “green tick” to show that I could earn money for scouts as well as making huge savings on the books on sale.

What a surprise to find that the £20 book was a mere £7.99! A bargain at the best of times, and also an early birthday present. It went straight into the shopping basket. Whilst I was there I had a look at other books and found the Diary’s of a Wimpy Kid.

The lady who has helped my youngest son Tom with his Dyslexia had said that these are great books to get teenage children into reading and enjoying what they were reading. Reading “a whole book” can be a very daunting experience for a dyslexic. Fortunately with the skills he has learned he is more than happy to attempt to read.

One of the things he said when he met Jacqui was that he would love to be able to read a book from cover to cover, but he could not even to begin to think that it was a real possibility. So many words and pages that seem to go on forever. Again a huge saving for me as they cost £6.99 for the series. I am now going to check this site first before I go shopping elsewhere for my books.

Not only have I saved a fortune I have managed to earn £0.45 for the scouts. That may not be a lot of money in the big scheme of things, but every little penny helps us to help our scouting members be they Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorer Scouts.