Chiswick Book Festival Donates £20,000 To Charities

The Chiswick Book Festival and Cookbook Festival have combined to donate £20,000 to charities from the proceeds of the 2019 Festivals.

Book Festival Director Torin Douglas and Cookbook Festival Committee members Jules Kane and Jo Pratt presented £5,000 cheques to the four charities.

The four charities were:

Interact Stroke Support – a locally based charity that sends professional actors into hospitals to read to those who have recently experienced a stroke. The charity has projects at Charing Cross hospital and is also starting a project that St Mary’s Nursing Home in Chiswick.

The Felix Project – another locally based charity which takes surplus food from supermarkets and suppliers and redistributes it to food banks, schools and those in need.

The Doorstep Library – sends readers into the community to lend books to children in disadvantaged areas and help the children to read. See our videos about the doorstep library HERE

St Michael and All Angels Church – the host and organiser of the book festival. St Michael’s also support and host many other community projects together with running the Bedford Park Festival.

The four charities are:

Interact Stroke Support – a locally based charity that sends professional actors into hospitals to read to those who have recently experienced a stroke. The charity has projects at Charing Cross hospital and is also starting a project that St Mary’s Nursing Home in Chiswick. You can visti their website HERE.

The Felix Project – another locally based charity which takes surplus food from supermarkets and suppliers and redistributes it to food banks, schools and those in need. You can volunteer or support them with a gift on their website HERE

The Doorstep Library – sends readers into the community to lend books to children in disadvantaged areas and help the children to read. See our videos about the doorstep library HERE

St Michael and All Angels Church – the host and organiser of the book festival. St Michael’s also support and host many other community projects together with running the Bedford Park Festival. You can keep up to date with all their activities HERE

Author: Chris