HospiceWits and Polofields Crossing Book Fair a huge success

It has been a month since the first HospiceWits Book Fair took place at the Polofields Crossing shopping centre in Johannesburg, on 20 and 21 March, and we are still basking in the glory of this long weekend fundraising effort.

Thanks to support from local shoppers, HospiceWits was able to “re-home” thousands of books, allowing book lovers to fill some space on their bookshelves, while also contributing to a good cause. All funds raised over the weekend went towards the operational expenses associated with the palliative care HospiceWits provides to patients in and around Johannesburg.

We were lucky to have seasoned disc jockey Mark Pilgrim of Hot 91.9 FM with us over the weekend, which certainly created the festive atmosphere we were hoping for. Literary buffs arrived in droves, and we were also able to spoil a few lucky shoppers with vouchers to use at some Polofields Crossing retailers.

If you weren’t able to join the literary fun this time, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for news about similar upcoming events – if all goes well, we’ll have a spring Book Fair just as soon as the weather turns a little warmer again.

In the meantime, please remember that you can find quality pre-loved reading material at any of our HospiceWits shops, located around Johannesburg and at the Rosebank Flea Market. We are always happy to accept donations of any kind, including second-hand books, and are grateful for your support in helping to raise the critical funds we need, to do our vital work.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Polofields Crossing and to every shopper who dropped by on Saturday and Sunday. If we had to review you, we’d offer no less than five stars!