Friday, February 22, 2013
A BOOK sale for Scotty’s Little Soldiers has been so well supported it has been extended to a second week.
Sister Margaret Earish, who works at The Clarkson Surgery in Wisbech, has raised £105 since Monday selling books for the armed forces charity at the surgery in De Havilland Road.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers, founded by Walpole St Andrew army widow Nikki Scott, provides treats, trips and activities for the children of men and women killed in action whilst serving with the British Armed Forces.
Nikki’s late husband Corporal Lee ‘Scotty’ Scott was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, leaving her to look after two young children.
Sister Earith said: “The book sale has gone brilliantly to date and the doctors have kindly agreed to let me run it next week.
“My aim is to raise £200 and we are right on target.
“I had the idea to do this quite a while ago. One of the girls here is quite friendly with Nikki Scott, who set up the charity.
“When I saw her on TV at the Military Awards it reduced me to tears. I decided I had to help in any way I could and started fund-raising.
“I love books and this is a good way of parting with them. Lots of other people have also donated books.”
The book sale continues in the main waiting area of the surgery between 8.30am – 6pm from Monday February 25 to Friday March 1.
There is also a collection box for the charity at the surgery.