Article by Fabafterfifty
I love to read and there’s nothing I enjoy more than curling up with a good book. Well now Bowel Cancer UK is asking people to dig out a favourite book and help raise funds . It’s so easy to host a book swap with friends, family or colleagues, get everyone to make a donation and pass on the proceeds to Bowel Cancer UK.
Jane Asher is encouraging everyone to participate.
Jane Asher’s favourite book
Jane’s favourite book is The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins.
‘This is the first of Dawkins’ books that I read and perhaps his greatest. I thought- like many people I suspect- that I knew what evolution was, but it was reading this book that really brought home the wonder and complexity of it. It’s always reassuring. When life seems too sad or tough. To remind myself just how infinitesimal mankind is in the scheme of things and just how short a fraction of time we have been- or will be- on this planet’
Deborah Alsina, chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK explains how many patients and families share how certain books have changed their lives. They have drawn strength from them and reading has helped them to stay positive during their treatment.
To hold a Big Book Swap any time during October get hold of a fundraising pack now from Bowel Cancer UK’s website