The Store at Foveran recently sold over 400 cookbooks donated by the public in order to boost funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The award-winning family-fun business sold the cookbooks as part of their involvement with Macmillan’s campaign, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which was held across the UK on Friday, September 25.
We are over the moon with the public’s responseAndrew Booth The Store
The Store appealed to the public for the cookbook donations at the start of September but after receiving so many books, they began selling them early.
Overall the business managed to sell more than 400 of the cookbooks in just two and a half weeks.
There was a great age range in the cookbooks, with some dating back to the 1960’s.
The Store plan to donate all unsold cookbooks to local charity shops in Aberdeenshire.
Owner and managing director of The Store, Andrew Booth, said: “We are overwhelmed by the support and number of donations we have received from the public over the past few weeks in the run up to our cookbook sale.
“The number of cookbook donations we have received is incredible and we are over the moon with the public’s response.”
He added: “The event proved extremely popular with everyone and the cookbook sale allowed keen foodies to pick up a number of interesting cookbooks from across the years.
“Everyone seemed to really enjoy the event and our freshly made home-bakes definitely went down a treat.
“This is our second year supporting the charity’s coffee morning and we plan to organise something even bigger next year.”
Macmillan Cancer Support area fundraising manager for the North-East, Isla Dewar, said: “We are extremely grateful to Andrew and staff at The Store for supporting our Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning.
“It’s a very special year for us, as we are celebrating 25 years of coffee morning.”
So far almost £3million has been raised across the UK in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign.