There is no excuse for being stuck for a good read at Congham Hall.

As part of a major refurbishment programme a new library has been created where guests have the chance to sit and read.

But there were two walls of empty bookcases that needed attention and it was agreed to ask guests to donate any unwanted books.

In return the hall’s owners would make a donation to the MS Society.

The initiative was advertised in a quarterly newsletter and the response was overwhelming.

The Wanstead and Snarebrook Rotary Club donated 200 books alone.

Club member David Etherton saw the newsletter and as the MS Society was also his club’s chosen charity, decided to support the appeal.

The club set about getting as many books as they could which were presented to the hall. In return a £400 cheque was given to representatives of the King’s Lynn MS Society.

The event was also supported  by members of the King’s Lynn Rotary Club.

Any books not used for the new library have also been donated to the Lynn MS Society.

For more information about the MS Society, see

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