UPDATE Sunday 12th October 2012
FINAL REMINDER – Phoenix Campsegret Book sale – 27th October 2012.
There are now less than two weeks to go until the Phoenix Book Sale in Campsegret. This is one of the biggest Anglo-French fundraising events in South West France. We hope that you are able to come along and support us, and of course to stock up on your ONE EURO books for the winter. ALL proceeds go towards animals in need.
As usual, there will be over 15,000 well-sorted books, CDs and DVDs, an array of drinks and tasty food, a tombola stall, and plenty of the Phoenix team to meet and chat to.
The sale starts at 10am and closes at 3pm. It takes place in 24140 Campsegret on the RN21 between Perigueux and Bergerac.
Any donations of tombola prizes (unwanted presents, bottle wine, etc) and sweet or savoury bakes, would be very welcome donations.
We look forward to seeing you there.
PRESS RELEASE – PHOENIX ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 2012:
THE PHOENIX BOOK SALE IS ON AGAIN!
SALLE MUNICIPALE, 24140 CAMPSEGRET FROM 10AM
It’s soon time to stoke the autumn fires, so why not stock up on some good reads to curl up with, or even some early Christmas presents? With over 15,000 books, CDs and DVDs to choose from – for only a euro each, you will be spoilt for choice.
You’ll find it all, and more, at the famous Phoenix Euro Book Sale on October 27th. This day, the Salle Municipale in Dordogne’s Campsegret once again will open its doors at 10am for the biggest Anglo-French charity event in the South West of France. You’ll be more than welcome to fill your basket to the brim and enjoy a slice of home made cake with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. It’ll be money well spent too; all of it will be used by Phoenix Association to rescue, foster and re-home dogs, cats, horses and in fact practically all animals in dire need.
Phoenix Association receives no state funding, and its running costs are very high – vet bills alone were €47,000 in 2011. The Phoenix Book Sale is one of its major sources of income. Phoenix’s President, Richard Johnson says:
’’We receive about 60 phone calls and emails each day from all over France, asking us for help and guidance. That’s one call for help every 25 minutes. We do whatever we can, greatly helped by the fantastic efforts from our volunteers. But medical help, food and, for instance, sterilisation/castration of stray cats and dogs absorb enormous amounts of money. Last year alone, we were able to rescue and find new homes for some 172 dogs and 75 cats as well as to foster several horses. We are only able to rescue and re-home as many animals as our funds allow.”
The books will again be presented in alphabetical order for fiction, in category for the non-fiction, on age for the children’s books and in size for the antiquarian books!
The Phoenix Euro Book Sale will be held at the Salle Municipale in 24140 Campsegret on the N21 Perigueux-Bergerac road. You’re welcome between 10am and 3pm and don’t worry if you’re a little late; new books arrive all the time and boxes are refilled every minute!
The doors are open for less able-bodied people from 9am.
General Information on the book sale – Christine Korzaan
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 0553 243808
For all book donations and collections – Anne Avery
Email: email@example.com or Telephone 0553 241373
Phoenix Public Relations – Jane Hunt