Saturday, 8 August 2009

Charity begins at home (town that is)

A little while back I mentioned that I was asked to officially open a new book shop in Carlisle, and some of you may be wondering what happened to that. Well, it turns out they really wanted PARIS HILTON and got the names mixed up.

ONLY JOKING.

No, as ever, red tape became a factor and the opening had to be put back for a while until all the legalities were ironed out.

The date I have now is 10:00 am on Friday 21st August 2009.

The Eden Valley Hospice is an institute in Carlisle that cares for the sick and terminally ill, and it gives me a great sense of humble pride that I can help in some way. The shop will be in the Lanes shopping centre on the Lowther Street side, and will sell second hand books.

Anything that gets people reading is good by me, and when the cash raised goes to help a cause like this I will jump at the chance to be involved. I hope people turn out to support the opening and continue to visit in the future.

2 comments:

Col Bury said...

Sounds like a truly worthwhile cause. Good on yer, Matt.

Matt Hilton said...

Cheers, Col. Yes, I'm honoured to be asked.