Graeme’s trolley rounds scoop more than £10,000 for charities

PUBLISHED: 11:30 13 May 2015

Graeme Smith has raised more than £10,000 for various charities thanks to his trolley rounds.

Graeme Smith has raised more than £10,000 for various charities thanks to his trolley rounds.

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The books are replenished daily and sold on to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Children’s Hospice South West.

A Feniton man has raised more than £10,000 for charity - by selling books from a trolley at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Graeme Smith works as a maintenance man at the hospital, and before the start of work each day, re-stocks the unattended book trolley in the main entrance foyer.

Two main charities benefit from donations: Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Children’s Hospice South West.

Graeme said he is ‘most grateful’ to the staff and patients at the hospital who provide him with a new supply of books on a daily basis.

He added: “Without the kind donations of books to the stall it would not have been possible to raise such a fantastic amount.”

Graeme has always been fascinated by book covers and helped in the design of the cover of his very own novel, The Awakening of Abraham Brown. The main part of the story is set in southern France during August 1944.

While writing the novel Graeme decided to dedicate a chapter to East Devon where he lives and brought the story to his home village of Feniton.

Other places mentioned in the book are Exeter, Axminster, Honiton, Sidmouth Junction, Fairmile and the grounds of the surrounding Escot House.

Graeme’s book can be obtained on Amazon or ordered in-store at most bookshops.


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