Polofields Crossing Book Fair yields great funding for HospiceWits

Polofields Crossing Book Fair yields great funding for HospiceWits

Literature buffs were once again treated to the swathe of books on offer from 27 to 29 May 2022, as Polofields Crossing held its third Book Fair in aid of HospiceWits in a book tent outside PAUL Bakery and Restaurant.

The proceeds from the Book Fair benefited HospiceWits as we continue to provide quality palliative care services to our patients in Soweto and greater Johannesburg.

The winter Book Fair saw the addition of a children’s book tent, where young readers were able to listen to author Siyavuya Mabece speak about her anti-bullying book, Enough! Stop Bullying!. The 10-year-old writer was joined by Catherine Jarvis, who spoke about her award-winning young adult novel The Swim Team on Saturday, 28 May.

In all, the 2022 Polofields Crossing Winter Book Fair garnered over R50 000 in book sales, all of which will be used to support HospiceWits in the work we do.

HospiceWits would like to extend our warmest gratitude to Polofields Crossing and all its tenants for making this another Book Fair to remember. As an NPO, we are solely reliant upon public and corporate donations. With the Book Fair, these two entities came together in a beautiful way.

We also extend a hearty “thank you” to all the book lovers of Joburg, who came out in their numbers to support this fundraising initiative.

HospiceWits looks forward to collaborating with Polofields Crossing for future Book Fairs. If you missed this one, do not worry – we cannot wait to welcome you to the next Polofields Crossing Book Fair.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out when it will be held, and to stay on top of the latest news from HospiceWits.

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