A bookfair organised by the Rotary Club of Plimmerton resulted in around $20,000 being raised for community groups.
The bookfair was held at the New Zealand Kennel Club in Porirua on March 31 and April 1 with more than 35,000 books on sale.
Rotary spokesman Noel Evans says the event grossed $22,200 which was up on last year. However, he says the final amount raised is not yet known as some accounts have yet to come in, including some for publicity and the hire of the venue.
However, he says last weekend’s takings were up on the figure for 2011.
Proceeds will be shared between Plimmerton Rotary’s community projects and the Life Education Trust.
The Life Education Trust is an organisation that visits primary schools up and down the country, helping primary and intermediate-age children understand their bodies and make sensible choices about what substances they should allow into them.
Among the community projects that may benefit from the bookfair are the club’s walkway around Pauatahanui Inlet and swimming lessons for children in Cannons Creek.
Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Johnsonville is seeking books for its bookfair which will also raise money for the Life Education Trust and for Rotary community projects.
Club spokesman Bob Shennan says books can be left at Autostop Group, Disraeli St, Johnsonville or at Crofton Downs Mitre 10.
Johnsonville’s bookfair will take place on May 26 and 27 at the Johnsonville Community Centre.